“Infinitely Polar Bear” may sound like the name of a nature documentary, but while it might be an odd moniker for an indie drama, it makes sense once you hear it in context. The first U.S. trailer for the film has arrived, providing another look at the movie, and some clarity as to the meaning of the title.
Starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana, the story follows a manic-depressive father who attempts to raise his daughters on his own, after his wife is accepted to business school at Columbia. The promo promises a light-hearted movie, with Ruffalo’s character way in over his head, leading to hijinks and embarrassing moments. But our critic at last year’s Sundance was hardly impressed, calling the picture “so phony that you can imagine the production budget being made up of three-dollar bills” and saying “it treats severe mental illness as a series of quirky, fun-sy tics.”
“Infinitely Polar Bear” opens on June 19th.