Not a movie for the faint of heart, but would be excellent for anyone just beginning to enter the world of Schizophrenia. There's no violence, a lot of language but then if you know the mentally ill you know they were there with the language long before it was trendy. The thing is they use the language in the battle forevermore - the never ending battle to appear normal. They are forevermore trying to appear just like everyone else but there is always a little thing, an intensity, a sensitivity, that gives them away. And they are forevermore trying to figure out just what gave them away. The only thing that helps them to half way achieve normalcy are the drugs and the more they need them the more they resist them. Schizophrenia is the world through the distorted looking glass. What we of the normal world need to realize is that as much as we fear them, they fear us and with very good reason. We are by far more a threat to them than they are to us.
This film does a fairly good job of putting you inside the mind of someone who's managed to appear normal long enough to get outside and hunt down his long lost childhood love. While he was inside he probably built that relationship into his one shinning beacon of hope. So he sets off on the journey to find her, throws away his meds and goes to a diner his family always used to eat in. There he orders like a regular person, compliments the chef, and thinks the fan is taunting him. That's what the disease does to its victims things lose their proper fix and grow into something they never were. Whether it is a talking fan or a childhood nonexistent love affair the proportions and time have become unfixed and slowly but surely so is his mind.