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 reportedly contains 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.
Yes, I know this film is no where near being perfect. But I just love it so much!!! Mostly, because it's full of fucked-up people doing fuck-up things, and also because it has a spell-binding cast: Angelina, Winona, Whoopi, and Brittany are amazing. It's still one of my favorite films (I watched it first around 2013) and it's even better that this film is flawed in its execution, because it makes more sense.
Jolie deservedly won the Oscar for her role here, but Ryder and Goldberg should have got some recognition too. Nearly every supporting role is filled by talented character actors. I'm not sure I've seen this many strong female roles in a movie. More scripts like this are needed!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Very different from what I remember the film to be (or is it the book?). I thought it was about the lies and pretense of the real world and the glorification of "pure" mental institution in contrast... but I guess not. They are just a way to deliver something different. To drag something else out.
Now I think I sort of understand why my English teacher wanted the class to see this. It is about growing up; making decisions for yourself. It's about recognizing the self-indulgent child within you and moving on together with it. You can't leave it behind. You can't be a child (or a girl) forever, either.
I also noticed how the shots were somewhat interesting at…
This is my year long challenge, to go boldly where many have gone before, or a film a day for 365 days. Join me as I soak up as much movie goodness as possible.
Day 9 of 365
Week 2: Mental Health
In recognition of October being Mental Health month, I thought it only fitting to look at the way we view, examine and understand mental health. This year's theme is 'Value Your Mind', an idea we must each take to heart. With mental health still being one of the few relatively taboo subjects, it is necessary that we all accept the reality of it. Mental health and mental illness do not, and are often not, big things, instead…
le monde psychiatrique dans les années 60 - avec Wynina Rider et Angelina jolie
Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie are pretty fun to watch. Also cool to see Elizabeth Moss. Not as hard to watch as I expected. It doesn't shy away from the dark side of mental illnesses, but there's a sweetness and humor here that make it watchable, and maybe more compelling. A pleasant surprise.
It seems like this past year has provided me with one revelation that I didn't know I was passionate about: mental illness. Specifically mental illness in film. This year features two comedies (The Voices, Welcome to Me) that in some ways offend me because of their portrayal of the disorder. I don't expect these films to be reverential, but I do feel like there's a certain disconnect between the creator and the subject. There's a need to compensate with awkwardness that is as painful to watch as it is confusing to the supporting characters.
So, what is a good depiction of mental illness? To summarize, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is in my personal top 10. I have no…
Angelina Jolie was cute and great, and this movie was probably better for the time it came out but I found it a really messy, inaccurate portrayal of borderline personality disorder and most mental health facilities. Also the ending like.... Haha I talked shit about everyone else here and said they were all fucking crazy.... but in the end....they were all my good friends uwu
HEART EYES EMOJI x 3
"Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60s. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted."
"Declared healthy and sent back into the world. My final diagnosis: a recovered borderline. What that means, I still don't know. Was I ever crazy? Maybe. Or maybe life is... Crazy isn't being broken, or swallowing a dark secret. It's you, or me, amplified. If you ever told a lie, and enjoyed it. If you ever wished you could be a child, forever. They were not perfect, but…
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…