Friday, June 26, 2009

Film To Watch: Phoebe In Wonderland

I'm writing this post immediately after watching the new film Phoebe in Wonderland on Netflix (it's available on instant). I was not expecting myself to be so moved with the film, based on what I got from the trailer, and I found the experience to be quite therapeutic actually.

The story line combines the rich literature of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with a look at mental illness, specifically in children with Tourette Syndrome, within the household and society. In researching the film a bit I noticed that it has developed quite a following of people with neurological disorders themselves who related to Phoebe's struggle. I personally am effected by a mental disorder and as I watched Phoebe deal with fear and her parents try to cope, I felt comforted in a strange way.

Point is YOU NEED TO SEE THIS FILM!!! Oh and p.s. the casting is brilliant.

It seems like the movie can actually be watched in parts on youtube. Click here for a clear video of part one.


Moorea Seal said...

This movie was so so beautiful. I just watched it today. It was really comforting for me too. Though I have no diagnosed mental disorder, I am the daughter of a mother with a personality disorder and have been bullied and teased my whole life for being "weird" or "strange" or meaner word associations. This film was a comfort and an inspiration. The drama teacher reminds me so much of my favorite professor Laura Lasworth. I think she is the biggest, and almost only reason why i am sad to have graduated.

somya said...

This movie is awesome.... In this movie, I like the character of Phoebe...She is talented and brilliant guy in this movie...This blog is also awesome...I Watch Phoebe in wonderland Movie Online.