you should probably see it before you pass any judgement. i don't think any film could do a mental illness real service just because....it's a movie. but the film didn't feel insulting. maybe as an insider or an actual sufferer of bipolar, nothing a movie could do would feel up to par... but at least in my case as an outsider, i didn't see it as a jab at the disorder or even a disrespectful representation of it. no one leaves that movie thinking ill of people with bipolar. unless they came into the theatre with bad notions ahead of time.