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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's rare for me to revisit a film and actually bump up its rating. I watched this film many, many times as a teenager, because I loved Winona, had it on VHS, and I related to the film in some ways. Also, just really loved the songs and look of the film.
Only now do I realise how special a film it really was.
Just as I mentioned in my review for 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back', the release of 'Girl, Interrupted' and 'The Virgin Suicides' within the same year skewed my vision for a long time. Those two films led me to believe, aged 13, that films exploring the female psyche were a really standard thing. Guess again.…
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.
mother jolie is still the best thing about this movie 🙏🙏🙏
A very intense, emotional film. Both Ryder and Jolie give exceptional performances, and the subject matter of mental illness is handled with care.
A nice, enjoyable movie with no glaring flaws.
"You better don't point your finger at crazy people."
There is something inherently interesting about mental wards in movies. It's like their own community mostly shut off from the outside world. It's kinda cozy and inviting, but also weird and sometimes alienating. It's an easy life in a way although it is full of problems. It became an interesting setting for me and Girl, Interrupted uses it pretty well.
Although I always thought that this story certainly works better as the book it originally was, because I felt like I was missing a lot of what happened in there because they couldn't fit it all into the 2 hour running time, I still was quite intrigued during the entire movie.…
-I really liked the first half of this movie. We meet these girls, and we started to care about them. It's interesting and it's quite human to follow the daily lives of them.
-Winona Ryder is excellent as the main character.
-Angelina Jolie is great. This is probably the best performance of her career.
-In the second half, the movie loses its intention. I couldn't figure out where the film wanted to go.
-Because of that, I couldn't feel thrilled at the end.
-Whoopi Goldberg's character was wasted. She's amazing in this kind of roles. They didn't realize how relevant her character could have been in the plot. In my opinion, her scenes don't work.
-I didn't understand what's the point of the relationship between Winona Ryder and Jared Leto. It was weird, nonsense and didn't added absolutely nothing to the movie.
(Sorry if the English is bad).
The best performance of Angelina Jolie of all time.
Man, being a woman in the late 1960s in a mental institution with Jeffrey Tambor as your therapist seems like it was pretty rough.
I've seen this movie quite a few times through and I'm not tired of it yet.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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