Episode #272: Go Create, Bernadette

Corey and Kendyl are back for the movie adaptation Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (2019), still worrying over the portrayal of mental illness in this story, but also discussing how sympathetic the characters are and how the movie focuses the book themes.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (2019)

  • Written by Richard Linklater, Holly Gent, and Vincent Palmo Jr.
  • Directed by Richard Linklater
  • Starring Cate Blanchett, Emma Nelson, Kristen Wiig, and Zoe Chao
  • Based on the novel by Maria Semple, covered on episode 270

Question of the Week: Do you think that the film successfully portrays that need for a creative outlet or does it do a disservice to conversations about mental health?

“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” and the False Dream That Art Will Fulfill You – The New Yorker

How “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” Handles Mental Health – Refinery29

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