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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS
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Author Topic: Is there any validity in the films that portray personality disorders?  (Read 23654 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2012, 04:39:54 AM »

the  way  mine  lies,  uses  and  manipulates  reminds  me  of  Cameron  Diaz's  character  in  the  movie  "Bad  Teacher."
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2012, 05:24:54 AM »

Black swan is a great example with the mother!..it resonates with me as my exBPDgf was an ex Australian Ballerina

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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2012, 06:02:42 AM »

This is an old film but could be the most accurate. The Movie Gas Lighting

I think it was Ingra Bergman
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2012, 07:30:26 AM »

"500 days of Summer".  No question.  
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2012, 09:59:31 AM »

Girl, Interrupted is such a poor portrayal of BPD. It almost comes across as - spoilt, rich kid finally grows up. One reviewer said the film totally misses the reality of all the hard work and turmoil that goes into recovery. That being said there is a fantastically poignant scene where 'Professor Wick' confronts 'Susana' with her own ambivalence. Also, the book is fantastic!
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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2012, 02:16:00 PM »

I agree with the Bad Teacher post. Just watched it and Cameron Diaz's character was so much like my exh, it was hard to watch!
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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2012, 02:56:08 PM »

One of my ex's favourite films is Girl Interrupted. I've not seen it but googled films about BPD and it came up. This was after we had split and after I had worked out he has many BPD traits.

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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2012, 03:02:01 PM »

I thought Happy Go Lucky did a good job, the driving trainer.  The main character was stellar at validation and boundaries. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2012, 06:10:59 PM »

Other movies that ought to be on your "must watch" list:

The Virgin Suicides

Antichrist


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I think it is easier to recognize some type of mental illness being portrayed in the character,  even though it may not be possible for us to strictly diagnose as to which particular mental illness it may be.

An earlier thread had mentioned watching shows on the channel ID that dramatizes real life criminal occurrences and in many cases the commentator psychologists do mention BPD.  I think that they can only do it when there is an actual diagnosis and not their interpretation from the occurrences.
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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2012, 05:50:59 PM »

Watched "The Lucky One" last night. The ex-husband role could've been written about my exh, but thank goodness he's no longer a cop!
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