estherb’s review published on Letterboxd:
i think this is a super cute feel good film, but it’s not without its flaws. as someone who has been hospitalized for mental health issues i really wasn’t a fan of this movies approach to mental health care and being hospitalized. although involuntary hospitalizations aren’t uncommon, framing it like bernadette was completely in the right but literally running away to avoid treatment carries on the stigma that leads to more people refusing treatment and being involuntarily admitted. also, i know the doctor told her not to call it the looney bin, but then she kinda just said it again. not cool. let’s not mock institutions that help the vulnerable mentally ill population.