The emotional story of a young man in a mental institution for teens who begins to understand his psychosis in the environment of others with mental and emotional problems. He finds intimacy with Lisa, a young woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder.
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What a lovely and heart-whelming film. There's something quite unique and genuine in these friendship/romance stories set in mental institutions. It's like Harold and Maude have met each other in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. So sad few people knows it. "If you're normal, who wants to be normal?". Oh, the misfits!
De Silva returns from the blacklist in a strong performance in atouching tale. Performances are strong across the board, & film handles mental health issues w/ a surprisingly deft hand for the time. Foreshadows the frankness of One Flew Over..., but maintains a bittersweet romance feel throughout. Perhaps having family who struggle w/ mental health issues made it hit me more deeply. Not sure. Either way, 4 stars.