Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The crazy thing is, you're not crazy.
Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Susanna Kaysen gets sent to a mental institution for a short stay but spends the next year avoiding her fears, descending into the skewed world of people who truly belong on the inside. Lisa Rowe is a seductive and dangerous patient who forces Kaysen to face what she's really afraid of.
Hey, I just met you...
And this is crazy...
So here's my number...
So call me maybe!
Please, if you're this crazy...
Don't call me baby...
Sorry, I don't know where that came from...
This is like the chick flick version of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Only this isn't a chick flick...though it has a lot of chicks in it.
This has to be one of the most awesome casts ever. I mean, just LOOK AT THIS CAST: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bettis, Clea Duvall, Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambor, Vanessa Redgrave, Brittany Murphy, Elisabeth Moss, FUCKING CASTIEL FROM SUPERNATURAL!!!
If you didn't realize by now, the acting is excellent, especially from Jolie who shocked the…
If Jared Leto asks you to run away with him to Canada, you go with him, Susanna. You just go.
I just really have a soft spot for movies about mental illness and mental hospitals. And Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie are goddesses in this movie. That is all.
This movie was really intense. If any of you have seen "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" then this film is really similar but more like... the girl-version of that. I'd actually go as far as to say that they go hand-in-hand. Most of the characters are represented in both movies.
I really can't say which one I like better though, they were both great and very intense.
The movie follows a young woman (portrayed by Ryder) named Susanna Kaysen (who is also the author of the book of which the movie is based on) during a year of her life that she spends in a psych ward. It illustrates the life in a psychiatric hospital and talks about the…
I have mixed feeling about this movie.
I am going to say about the two beautiful ladies in this movie
Winona Ryder she was just perfect for this role she played with her madness inside her.
Angelina Jolie You deserved the Oscar.
I would call this a daring film. It examined a psychiatric hospital without attacking or promoting it, and handled its characters like normal humans. They weren't stereotypes or caricatures of anything - they all had their own struggles and ups and downs that made them who they were.
Angelina Jolie was good, however, I think she may be slightly overrated. I normally love Winona Ryder, but something about her voice felt off in this film, though she has always been - and continued to be here - very emotive with her facial expressions.
I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a touching film about the human condition, though be forewarned about a scene with Brittany Murphy's character... especially with the circumstances, it's still one of the most horrifying scenes I've ever seen.
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It is very rare that a movie has absolutely phenomenal actors and actresses in every single role. Girl, Interrupted has one of the most outstanding ensembles that I've seen, with Whoopi Goldberg, Elizabeth Moss, Jared Leto, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, and Jeffrey Tambor in great supporting roles, and Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder as the two main characters. Jolie even managed to pull an Oscar win out of her role, be that a well deserved win. This is a beautiful movie, with crazily emotional scenes that resonate deeply within the viewer.
I can watch this film over and over again and never tire of it, love seeing Angelina Jolie looking so haggered and scabby and Winona Ryder makes a fantastic and very believable crazy person, still don't understand the rotisserie chicken under the bed though.
This is really heavy handed, isn't it?
A very engaging and haunting film about a young woman who is sent to a psychiatrist hospital as she deals with herself and the people around that features a star-making performance from Angelina Jolie.
La historia de cuando Winona Ryder se arrepintió terriblemente de haber compartido pantalla con Angelina Jolie, porque se la comió viva con la mitad de minutos en cámara...
I'm usually kind of skeptical about mental-illness realted movies. They tend to glamorize them, be very inaccurate and the characters "cure" from falling in love or some stupid thing like that. Silver Linings Playbook, It's Kind of a Funny Story.... blah.
Weirdly, I liked this one. It's so fucking sad to see all those girls being as crazy as hell. There couldn't be any less glamour in that (because, even if it appears that movie directors and producers don't know it, mental illnesses aren't glamorous).
The photography and the script are great, but Jolie is the pearl of the movie. Lisa isn't an easy character to play, but she does it fantastically.
This movie reminds me of a very specific time in my life, when I was a teenager and scared of the future and I very much identified with Susanna. Winona is great and Angelina knocks it out of the park. And I miss seeing Whoopi Goldberg in movies, because she's great in this too. Love the soundtrack.
A well-acted, well-crafted story of a young woman's experiences during her year at a mental hospital.
Winona Ryder is very good, some of her best work actually (before her ignminious fall from grace for shoplifting). And Jolie (before she became such a public weirdo) is a dazzling, sizzling presence; she is simultaneously mesmerizing and repellent. Jolie chews up the screen without looking like she's hamming it up.
James Mangold continues to impress me with his films: clear, thoughtful scripts and well-paced direction. Although we see a lod of Ryder's experiences in the ward, it doesn't seem like he's tyring to cram a year's worth of events into two hours. It all falls together at its own pace.
Angelina Jolie y Winona Ryder la pareja perfecta.
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