Boy Interrupted

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by CrazyinVA, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

  2. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I DVR'd this last night, things were not good in the Totoro household last night I didn't think I could handle that as well.
    But I am going to watch it when I actually have a calm night.... or just a night! LOL
    It was well done though?
    It sounded really interesting though quite a sad topic. One unfortunately I have had to see and deal with in my family too many times.
  3. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It was very well done, and very honest. The parents are filmmakers. I got the feeling it was probably very difficult for them to make, yet catharctic at the same time. It broke my heart, and it truly is gut-wrenching, so be prepared with kleenex. Yet I immediately thought of so many parents on this site.. and my own children.
  4. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Thanks I will watch it when I am fully prepared!
    Lots of Kleenex and ready, or at least not when my kids are in a depressed mood.
  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Whew. Good thing I'm still borrowing my daughter's computer because it will be a few days b4 I can handle that. I'm sleep deprived from our trip.
    Sounds like a powerful documentary. So painful.
  6. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    It described what I fear and fight to prevent with Major. I really related to the older brother saying that his brother felt all the normal feelings of any 15 yo...just 20,000 times stronger.
  7. Christy

    Christy New Member

    Thanks for bringing this up. I will do a search and dvr it the next time it airs.
  8. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Is this the same movie that a book was written about?
  9. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It's a documentary, no book. You might be thinking of "Girl Interrupted" .. which was fiction and made into a movie with Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder. Obviously they played off that title for theirs.

    The parents put this together using video and still shots of their son from birth, and interviews with friends, family members, teachers, and doctors/therapists.
  10. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    This has been one of my deepest fears for Wiz for many years. I will try to watch it later today. Not sure I can handle watching it but I sure am going to try.
  11. crabby erin

    crabby erin New Member

    Not sure if I could handle difficult child has been saying he'll kill himself since he was about 5 yrs!

    I don't think a parent could ever recover from that.