Michael Douglas stars as Charlie, a musician recently released from a mental health facility (suicide attempt), and Evan Rachel Wood as his 16-year-old daughter Miranda. When her father is placed in a mental health facility she slips through the cracks; social services, foster care, and even her mother fail to notice she is alone. At one point in the story Miranda reveals that her father has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which serves to color the authence's view of Charlie's behaviors and encourage us to interpret unusual behaviors through this new lens.
King of California Karen Lillie; Norman L Keltner Perspectives in Psychiatric Care; Apr 2009; 45, 2; Docstoc pg. 156 Reproduced with pe
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