Manic

 

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Don Cheadle is a psychologist at a mental health center for young adults. Joseph Gordan-Levitt is the lead angry guy.

I had a feeling that this movie would have a good premise, but be too predictable. I actually really enjoyed it. Don Cheadle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel were all excellent.

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Almost everyone in the center is very, very angry and you get to learn why each one has problems. Some get better and some don’t. It isn’t happy endings for a lot of people. The main guy thinks he doesn’t need to be there and you get to watch him resist it while others accept that they need to be there. I liked that you were able to see Cheadle’s character get frustrated and wonder if he’s actually making a difference in these kids’ lives.

The ending you could see coming a bit, but I’m glad it ended that way or it would make the movie seem like it had no point.

Rating: B+

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