It was not until this past year at 40+ that I was officially diagnosed. Katie Holmes plays Carla and Luke Kirby Take This Waltz, 2011 plays Marco theirs one of the few on screen meet-cutes to occur in a psychiatric hospital not counting McMurphy and Chief. But it still bothers me that the movie does a lackluster job in having a firm foot on the illness these two carry. Touched With Fire is a story based on the real life story of the director,Paul Dalio, ironically I think this is the reason why the movie seems to wrap up so neatly. Looking back, now I know and I am grateful. Dalio channels all that and more into his first feature film, Touched With Fire.
Consumerism Starbucks and McDonald's are mentioned, as are specific prescription drugs. Common Sense Note Parents need to know that Touched with Fire is a drama about a couple with bipolar disorder. Dalio has a wonderful eye for intuitive, emotional compositions, and the lovely, tinkly music score helps. It's intriguing as a character study of these two with mental issues. It is a gripping scene when she realizes and confronts him and she ends up knocking her to the ground.
That was in England, I was visiting for a wedding. Shortly after this there is a scene where Marco goes to kiss Carla and smells alcohol on her breath. The strength of the film lay in it's characters and direction. I write often, but would toss it. Not like I want to fill it up with things. Couple of comments: this movie is written, directed, scored and co-edited by Paul Dalio, for me previously unknown. After multiple mood cycles that put his family through the wringer, however, he reached a more moderate perspective—thanks in part to Jamison, ironically.
A man is punched, and another is shoved down. Dalio sees genetic influence at work in both his mental disorder and his musical aptitude. Bradley Cooper was Oscar nominated for his bi-polar role in Silver Linings Playbook, and both movies pay some attention to the challenges faced by families. Even the brides mother, whom I never spoke with in detail, had me up in the hotel room the next day with the immediate family, she wanted to discuss writing a book. The victims — drug traffickers, corrupt officials bribed the judge … Someone has clearly decided to purge the city from evil. Luke Kirby was outstanding in this role; I can't say enough about his performance. It's a mixed, complicated message.
Do you consider these moments? Three daughters battle for acceptance, redemption and new opportunities. It shows the two lovers acting with exuberance as they jump into public water fountains, break into empty apartments, read each others poetry, and try to escape the police by driving their car into the water and swimming to the shore. Dalio's wife Kristina Nikolova shared cinematographer duties with Alexander Stanishev. The two central character's parents play a key role in doing their best to help their adult children be safe and healthy. In the past, Katie Holmes has been hit and miss with her acting mainly due to miscasting, but here she is spot on---watch closely.
These moments included the parents of both characters telling them they couldn't be together, them running away , being found and the cycle occurring a few more times. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. The filmmaker hopes just the opposite will happen, though. At it's center the film looks at the relationship between mania and creativity and the pros and cons of the mental illness, bipolar disorder. And this is what ruined the film for me.
The film had very good and emotional acting supported by pretty good cinematography while the pacing and screenplay could have been improved a little for a tighter final polish. Even though Marco's obsession was with the moon, he was more fiery like the sun, giving Kirby line after line of intense dialogue. First of all we didn't get to see as many movies with bipolar disorder lead characters and sticking with it throughout the movie. Lacking emotional skin, they feel agony at the slightest touch or movement. One of the better side aspects of the movie is the mostly minimalist score, composed by the director himself. The movie seems to make the argument that medication is the only real hope if a sufferer wants to live anything approaching a normal life, and it's Ms.
Katie Holmes was good in the movie too. However, although he clearly has a gift for storytelling, Dalio's attempt creates something that may be difficult or impossible for most of his audience to relate to. Her mother Sara suggests going to check out her files at the hospital. Writer-director-editor-composer Paul Dalio admits much of the story comes directly from his life and that Carla and Marco carry much of him. Dalio, 36, was diagnosed at age 24. I am not just one.