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.
Incredible film about time in a mental hospital. The opening was heart wrenching but was a perfect way to open the film. The entire film was meaningful and depicted depression in a tasteful way. I love movies about mental hospitals that don't make the patients look like nameless lunatics, something Hollywood enjoys doing. Every patient was given some amount of screen time, and therefore everyone was developed well. Absolutely beautiful film.
So genuinely disturbing.
One of those movies that makes you want to live in this messed up world.
Levelled nicely after a shaky start.
Highlights: General crazies.
A gripping and emotional drama with an exceptionally toxic performance by Angelina Jolie. Girl, Interrupted is involving, immersive, and tells a good story with well-written characters even if it does feel familiar(Cuckoo's Nest anyone?). But overall I really enjoyed this film and I would recommend it to not only cine-buffs but everyone who likes a good film every once in a while.
Angelina Jouli character makes the whole movie interesting to watch
Winona, I love you.
My love affair with Winona Ryder is something that will never end, and while she may never top her perfect work in Heathers, this is the finest example of her dramatic talent. Punching well above the standard development of the character, she breathes life into a character that is endlessly fascinating and immediately lovable. Angelina Jolie does some of her most sensational work to date. Hilarious and heartfelt from its opening moments, Mangold's drama is one of my go-to films when I need a pick-me-up. I adore it.
Winona was wonderful as usual . Jolie's performance was excellent .