HBO’s Barry revolves around the life of Barry Berkman (played by Bill Hader) a professional hitman who stumbles upon an acting class. Barry is emotionally stunted and muted, and his emotions are awakened seeing others perform.

Can a hitman leave his life behind and become a professional actor?

Psych Cinema is our video series where licensed professional counselor Jonathan Hetterly explores the psychology behind the films that he watches and loves.

The Emmy-award winning show dives into the psychological topics such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and the role that live performing has on mental health. Jonathan Hetterly discusses the psychology behind Barry in this episode of Psych Cinema.

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