The new series on Amazon Prime, “Modern Love,” is inspired by personal essays from The New York Times’ column of the same name. The third episode is based on Terri Cheney’s 2008 essay, “Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am.” At the beginning of the story, Lexi (Anne Hathaway) is at the grocery store during a euphoric, manic high. Her mood is shown through her outfit (sequins, bright colors), constant smiling, upbeat narration and even dancing. The grocery store scenes are shot like a musical. She is instantly drawn to a man named Jeff (Gary Carr); even Jeff, a complete stranger, seems to notice that she’s “crazy energized” to a degree that isn’t normal. They go on a coffee date and plan to have a dinner date later in the week.
For more of my article, check out The Mighty!
Also posted on Yahoo News!
Also, the article literally summarizes the episode, so OBVIOUSLY SPOILER ALERT. WATCH IT FIRST!!
Is it a flawless presentation of bipolar disorder? No.
Is it an interesting take which may kick off conversations? Absolutely.
If you watch it, please let me know what you think!
My opinion on the episode is in the latter half of The Mighty’s article.
Plus, if you watch it, you get to see some Anne Hathaway, dancing/singing, and some snazzy outfits. Haha.
Hope you enjoy it!