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…
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…
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.
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.
A dark, depressing movie. Is Susanna really crazy, or are we all? Was it a false diagnose? It gets even more intriguing because it's based on a true story.
Although only in a supporting role, Angelina Jolie steals the show in one of her most brilliant characters ever, a lot better than the ones she's been doing recently.
A tremendous movie.
The only flaw is that everything resolves itself too easily. But Ryder and Jolie are UNBELIAVABLE!!
One of my all time favourites.
#37 of the December Project 2
My original December Project list featured Girl, Interrupted as the longest running film but I felt it was way overdue a watch. After all I'd avoided the film way back in 1999 as I considered it to be a bit girly. Almost entirely female cast and, I presumed, girl issues on display. Why should I bother? Even when Angelina Jolie scored an Oscar for her performance I still ummed and ahhed and eventually passed. A few months ago I picked Girl, Interrupted up as a bargain basement buy at £1.27. And bargain is the word for it. Angie's performance alone is worth £5. At least.
Girl, Interrupted is not what I expected from it.…
Angelina Jolie's performance was so inspiring to me, and it still is.
good movie with great performances from winona ryder and angelina jolie. some interesting insights into mental illness and life as a young woman in the 1960s. jared leto's attire and facial hair were hilarious, sorry. there was a nurse who was meant to have an irish accent and it was so bad it made me want to rip my ears off.
It's currently 5:00 AM. I've just finished watching 'Girl Interrupted', a film that I started at 1:00 AM so that I would have finished it by 3:00 AM, allowing me to get what I'd consider an 'early night'. However, after spending about 3 hours downloading a HD copy of the film I was shocked to discover that the file would crash at the exact same point, about 15 minutes in.
So here I am, 2 hours later than planned, expressing my emotions on a computer screen where a most will have probably stopped reading my nonsensical ramblings by this point anyway, If you've made it this far in, congratulations, I'll try to mention the film now.
This is a damn…
Much better than the book
This film basically changed my life
Red Carpet Flash Bulb.
Elevation Above Sea Level.