I found myself deeply relating to the main character of this film. I strongly recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about what it’s like to experience psychosis.
I too have suffered persecutory delusions and have had hallucinations (and have been a graduate student at a prestigious university). In fact, I thought I was receiving subliminal messages from music and videos, much like the main character of this film thinking he was cracking codes from newspapers.
My biggest takeaway from the film is that psychiatric medicine has come a long way – I am so grateful that the medicine I needed was available to me when I was ready to start taking it – and that electroconvulsive therapy is no longer the norm.