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About the Movie
A story of mystery and redemption, "Rocks in My Pockets" is based on true events about five women of the filmmakers family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 20
- Fresh: 20
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: With Rocks in My Pockets, Signe Baumane presents a sharp, surprising and funny animated feature, plumbing the depths of depression via her family history.
Fresh: not an easy film to watch...But it serves as a striking reminder of the countless individuals who suffer similar pains in silence, and of the special power of animation to make the unseen visible.
Fresh: Rocks in My Pockets posits depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia as conditions that, though potentially lethal, remain manageable, if only through persistent battle.
Fresh: Coasting over the denials and euphemisms offered by nervous uncles and cousins, Baumane uncovers a gene pool heavily freighted with mental illness, depression and self-annihilation.
An animated film about mental illness and family
This is a wonderful film by Signe Baumane telling the story of her family and its untold stories of mental illness. The illustrations are beautiful and clever and the stories are told with humor and just the right self-aware tone. What makes it timeless is her own struggles with depression and the way she seeks to understand it by digging into her family history - a journey many have undertaken. Fortunately for us she made this film about what she found and it’s a masterpiece.