Rated R, 1 hour 50 Minutes
Starring: Richard Gere and Lena Olin
This is one of my most favorite movies, cause it portraits mental health in a realistic light. Excellent performance. A+!
Here is what the cover has to say:
Richard Gere, Lena Olin and Anne Bancroft star in this compelling story about a man on the verge of self-destruction who is saved by love. Gere gives a showstopping performance as Mr. Jones, a manic-depressive who, during his emotional highs, is funny, creative and charming. Whether shocking the stuff symphony audience when he rushes onstage to conduct Beethoven, or impulsively taking a bank clerk on a romantic escape, Mr. Jones is a man no woman can resist, including Dr. Libbie Bowen (Olin), the concerned therapist assigned to his case. Romantic, passionate and intensely real, Mr. Jones is a spellbinding testament to the power of love.
Mr. Jones is in a good mood... driving to worksites to try to get work
he talked the man into giving him a chance for a day
However, he's putting himself and others in risk
He ends up in a hospital, but doesn't stay long
He's in a manic frenzy and ends up picking up a bank teller
He takes her all over the place, spending a lot of money
Until he ends up disrupting a concert and is hauled back to the hospital
His doctor is trying to convince the courts that he is a threat to himself
She says he's Bipolar and needs to stay in the hospital, but he convinces the courts otherwise
He ends up hitching a ride back with his doctor and they talk
They also start getting closer
She drops him off, he tosses the pills and a few days later gets depressed
He ends up back in the hospital and volunteers to stay
until things between the doctor and him get bad.
At the end love conquers all!