I won’t give too much away but I am excited to use the spoiler feature if somebody wants to discuss.
I loved every second of the film. It was a fascinating look into the mind of mental illness and the effects of being afraid of those who are different. Hatred grows from fear, not only from those who fear but those who are feared. It’s a very real aspect of life that is greatly overlooked because most of us don’t understand it.
I had a teacher in college tell me that if you’re ever afraid of something because it’s different don’t call it stupid or use defense mechanism, take a moment to understand why it’s different and say words like interesting or understanding. It’s the best way to avoid hate.
As for the movie, loved it. It was beautiful from the cinematography to the soundtrack to Joaquin’s portrayal of a completely misunderstood disability. Don’t be afraid of mental illness, attempt to understand it and you’ll find something interesting.