Analysis Of The Movie Ordinary People

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There are numerous psychological disorders in the world today, but one that many people face is mood disorder and many people who do not have this disorder usually don’t know what people deal with on a day to day biases. One movie that can show a great example of what it is like having this disorder is the nineteen eighty drama Ordinary People. The plot of the movies goes as such, “tormented by guilt following the death of his older brother, Buck, in a sailing accident, alienated teenager Conrad Jarrett played by Timothy Hutton attempts suicide. Returning home following an extended stay in a psychiatric hospital, Conrad tries to deal with his mental anguish and also reconnect with his mother, Beth portrayed by Mary Tyler Moore, who has grown …show more content…
Berger played by Judd Hirsch. Dr. Berger is direct in his therapy. He confronts the challenges that Conrad is facing and pushes the limits of what the norm is especially for the nineteen-eighties. Conrad is initially resistant to the idea of opening up and sharing the information the effects and plagued his life for years after his brother died, yet he eventually begins to engage in therapy to the point that his life is able to become better. Dr. Berger eventually gets Conrad to express the emotions he has been suppressing, as he said in the film “Little advice about feeling, kiddo, don’t expect it to always tickle.” This shows to both Conrad and the audience that people with or without a disorder is able to change and lead a better life. This new expressiveness in Conrad’s daily life now, shows that anger is no longer being suppressed, instead he is able to better express his emotions. This leads to Conrad start to take back control of his life. He starts to make new connections with a girl in his chorus class by the name of Jeannine Pratt, portrayed by Elizabeth McGovern, he reconnects with an old friend from the hospital, and most importantly he tries to reconnect with his …show more content…
It remains one of the best ever made, this is because of the real life scenario that is a part of this movie. This movie overall is just as important now as it was when it first came out because of the great cast of characters and the way that the illness of mood disorder is portrayed. The movie is as good now as it was in nineteen-eighty, that is because mood disorder still plagues many people today. There is no ultimate cure for it but the movie Ordinary People shows that with time and enough effort that people can overcome the depression and all the factors that play into this disorder. Ordinary People is a classic that will live on in time for putting a spotlight on everything that goes into this disorder, and also that with enough time and effort things can and will get

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