lol I started making this list during my commute just for funsies and now it's like overwhelming. Many of these…
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…
It's late, so just random thoughts:
* I would like to apologize to all my friends who love this movie. Just stop reading now and suffice to say I am history's greatest monster.
* The entire film feels muddled. It's not just the shifting perspectives, which could have been handled well but wasn't (everything is handled with as much signposting as possible, most egregiously that Wizard of Oz moment), but also the mixed quality of writing, performance, and direction. For every strong moment, there's a dozen weaker ones.
* No one's performance is great; I really don't see it. Jolie is both over-the-top and wooden at the same time, giving this impression of being the subject of ventriloquism. Winona is…
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.…
and here is my review: not gay enough
also jared leto with a pornstache yikES
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…
The movie in itself was boring. I guess, the only thing that stood out was the stunning performance of the cast with special mention to Angelina Jolie. Her on screen charm was magnetic as she played a menacing sociopath. She delivered a believable and natural performance. She was responsible for making Lisa the most interesting character of the movie.
Brittany Murphy and was also convincing in her role.
Whoopi Goldberg was nothing short of amazing. The character she played wasn't as intense as that of the others but you can't look past her. She carried a strong presence on cam.
Honestly, I find it bit starry-eyed how the film made a mental institution look like a place for misunderstood people. It's very unrealistic. Then again, it's based on a book and I haven't read it so, I can't tell.
one of my favourite films ever made and i hold it very close to my heart. the scene where lisa threatens to stab herself with the pen and valerie is like "lisa, your aorta is in your chest." is probably one of the funniest scenes i've ever seen ngl. also angelina angelina jolie and winona ryder in this film are absolutely amazing i love them.
winona & angelina!!1!1!!1!1!1!
"Some advice, okay? Just don't point your fucking finger at crazy people!"
Psychological and biographical movie always be my interest. Maybe because sometimes I think the same thought as Susanna Kaysen. Not only when I was young, but until now when I have reached maturity. It's like being illuminated of the mind of people with mental illness. I can see their daily lives and how they interact with each other, and with normal people. But watching this movie, honestly I am a little bit confounded by the definition of normal and crazy people. It seems superficial. Self-control is the key, I guess.
I really like all the casts in this movie, particularly Angelina Jolie. Her role is another version of Gia with a bolder and fearless personality, and a little touch of…
It was a strange movie, but still good.
I know that Angelina Jolie won an Oscar for her performance in this, but this is still a very underrated film, and as anyone who knows me will certainly tell you, I'm not really much for cinema of the past 20 years. Having saying that, this is highly recommended.
it was ok
i can't believe all you have to do to be diagnosed with bpd is smoke a lot of cigarettes
The Mako Mori test is passed if the movie has a) at least one female character b) who gets her…