OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie
OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie (2012)

Mental illness interrupted his dream of a film-making career. Thirty years later, he's directing the movie of his life. Bud Clayman is one of film's most unlikely heroes. This is a personal story with universal relevance... a wildly… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 25, 2012
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It feels like a journey of self-discovery; Clayman constantly reminds us of how difficult that journey is.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The film brings us vividly inside the life - and head - of its determined hero, Bud Clayman, as he depicts the process of what he calls "getting normal."

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

At once a remarkable achievement, and a fatally compromised film.

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Dennis Harvey

[An] engaging mix of diaristic, interview-based and whimsical elements.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Through it all, Clayman struggles to keep himself, and "OC87,'' on track - and it's easy to cheer his ultimate triumph.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

A work of advocacy, no doubt. But it transcends those parameters, and the condescension such a description connotes, connecting Clayman's struggles to the outside world in smart fashion.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Poignant and personal doc brings filmmaker's mental illness into focus.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

This moving, penetrating documentary records his attempt to describe his conditions, confront them and learn to manage them.

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Just because we hope for someone's therapy to succeed doesn't mean that we want to sit in on every session.

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