Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The crazy thing is, you're not crazy.
Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, "Girl, Interrupted" is the searing true story of Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder), a young woman who finds herself at a renowned mental institution for troubled young women, where she must choose between the world of people who belong on the inside -- like the seductive and dangerous Lisa (Angelina Jolie) -- or the often difficult world of reality on the outside.
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.
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…
Despite being set in the 1960s, there isn’t a second in Girl, Interrupted where it feels like anything other than a Generation X movie. Two hours of self-pity and cynicism? It must be the 90s. But I love Gen-X filmmakers like Gregg Araki too much to be dismissive of this period. If I was to take issue with the slacker era then I’d start by saying that, at their worst, these films have such a severe lack of direction and purpose that the characters do little to earn any form of respect.
With what can only be described as a female dream cast, Girl, Interrupted fancies itself as something more than a mindless wander into nihilistic abyss and the key…
#30 in my 99 90's: Part 2 marathon.
If that Brittany Murphy subplot doesn't drive a dagger into your heart and draw out a river of something, you might be off somehow.
As for the rest: the movie might have the same problem as its lead. It realizes early on that "everyone's crazy, so, why am *I* in a mental hospital?" Then goes on a tour of the illness and misery of a group of suffering patients for not much of a reason. Sisterhood? Not really. Friendship? Perhaps. But... why? This shouldn't be a sitcom or barely distinguishable from "a female One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Especially considering the inherent cynicism of an audience. People think The Shawshank Redemption…
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.
It’s pretty ironic really that I watched this in two parts. What with me being a girl and all. Girl…interrupted. Bad jokes aside, this was one of the most table-turning films I have ever had the pleasure of being drawn into. I did have my doubts. 90s Winona and Angelina, an all-girl mental institution…it just felt like the kind of all round piece of cinema that I would usually swerve into a metaphorical bush just to get away from. But for some reason, the evening of the 5th December caught me off guard. Must have been a full moon or something. And so off I skipped into the alien land, following the ever-present words of the Interstellar teaser trailer: make…
This is a great fucking film. Full of wonderful acting. Ryder, Jolie, Goldberg and Murphy, are all flawless in this film. This film had an excellent story, that had me hooked for the entire film. I'm a sucker for films like this and it didn't disappoint.
Angelina Jolie's performance is truly the highlight of this movie
I don't know why but for some reason I expected more from this film. It made me a bit sad as well how Angelina basically outdid Winona, but I suppose it's about the nature of their characters. I suppose though that because Winona was the most 'normal' character she was like our eyes.
great movie. I think this is Jolie's best performance and I'm not the only one. This movie is just great. I recommend it.
Angelina Jolie was amazing!
First time finally seeing this film, and sad it took me so long.
Girl takes on a memoir of a high school graduate that's recently tried to off herself, and is sent to a mental institution. Her 18 month stay is the basis of the film.
Which begs the question; OITNB is also based on an 18-month stay at an institution (prison). Not to knock that show down a peg, because it is great, but Susanna's story?
Now that's a show worth making.
Jolie and Ryder absolutely owned this film, and it's by far my favorite role that Ryder's ever done, and probably ever will do.
Film #16 of Scavenger Hunt 4
Task 14. Film featuring a suicidal person(s
Susanna, una mujer que solo busca, en sus palabras, escribir, es recluida en un hospital psiquiátrico tras un intento de suicidio. Aunque ella, al principio no lo admite, solo dice haber tomado una botella de aspirinas y una botella de vodka.
Winona Ryder, otro crush de mi infancia-adolescencia, interpreta a Susanna, con cabello corto y sarcasmo en su voz, pasa de aborrecer el lugar en donde esta a gustarle todo, incluso las mujeres que la rodean. Angelina Jolie interpreta a Lisa, en donde nos enseña que sí sabe actuar y que lo puede hacer con destreza.
Basada en unas memorias, esta película pinta un retrato de…
Nota = 5
Wow. I'm not exactly sure how to put my thoughts into words. I knew this movie was a masterpiece, and now I understand why.
Susanna finds herself at a mental institution filled with girls who are just like her, who are troubled and fighting their inner demons. The movie follows her journey as she starts accepting herself for what she is, with her flaws, and as she realizes that the other young women who live with her aren't as different from her as she thought. Seeing her accepting her condition and see her friendship with Lisa and the other girls is beautiful to watch.
The characters are complex, complicated and interpreted by an amazing cast. The performances, especially Angelina Jolie's,…
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