While Mickey Milkovich is drowning his multiple, horrible problems in alcohol, he isn’t even old enough to buy alcohol for most of it. That’s right….Mickey is a CHILD during his rape, marriage, birth of his own child & loss of the only person he ever loved. He’s only just now 23. Meaning when he was dealing with Ian’s bipolar diagnoses & trying to care for him, he had finally turned 20. Think of all the bullshit he had already endured up to that point. So remember this before you criticize a boy who was just trying to do the best he could in the worst of situations.