Touched With Fire

Reviewed by Gabriel of Urantia

  • Drama
  • 106 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R

Written and directed by Paul Dalio and inspired by his struggles overcoming "bipolar", and based on the book by a psychologist (Kay Redfield Jamison), Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby play two supposed bi-polar people who meet in a mental institution because their parents put them there because they aren't "normal." Of course the medical institution wants to put names upon starseed and/or indigo children who can't deal with society and the education system. The majority of these people are artists, like the two people in the film who fall in love with each other's artistic and philosophical selves. Of course the parents, with the help of the medical field, put them on drugs and even ruin their marriage. It's a very sad true-to-life story that happens countless times. The Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation (or The Cosmic Family volumes), particularly Volume I, begins to teach about these special souls. Many are actually in rebellion to God, but some are just extremely talented, touching on genius in many cases, but can't deal with a 9-to-5 job or the rules and restrictions of society. The film was an attempt to teach about this subject of manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament.

~Gabriel of Urantia

*MPAA = Motion Picture Association of America

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