Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
"You think you're free? I'm free! You don't know what freedom is! I'm free. I can breathe. And you... will choke on your average fuckin' mediocre life!"
If movies like this really aren't your thing, watch Girl, Interrupted just for Angelina Jolie's Oscar winning preference alone. She is absolutely phenomenal in the role of Lisa, the resident sociopath. Winona Ryder as Susana gives a strong performance as well, portraying a girl who is her own biggest demon.
For a film that takes place in a mental institution, this film isn't as depressing as one may think. Sure, there are moments where you see these characters really hitting what seems to be rock bottom but in the end Girl, Interrupted really…
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.
Like most of its Oscar baiting ilk this is definitely well-meaning, if misguided, likely made with genuine interest in the subject matter and maybe a slight interest in making something "important". Those rising to protest my cynicism would do well to reassess this picture - if ever there were a movie trying its damndest to make you feel something this would be it, in all its posturing glory.
The effort doesn't exactly make this bad though. You should expect these nuthouse flicks to be stocked with loons bouncing off walls as the not-quite-as-fucked-up-as-the-rest-of-them hero(ine) acclimates to their surroundings en route to learning a valuable lesson about their mental health. So a few of the actresses go a bit too big,…
A movie about crazy women doing crazy boring stuff at a nut house.
only watched this because of misha tbh. but it was pretty darn good. incidentally falling in love with winona ryder and angelina jolie.
I'm a sucker for films depicting the 1960s and 70s and this film, based on the authors memoir does the book justice. A feminist and or queer star studded cast brings this book to life.
fucked me up big time ngl
A crazy movie about people with psychological disorder.
Crazy, but positive.
what the fuck...what
Girl, Interrupted is a tough film to review because it feels a little like everything else without actually copying anything else. It's hard to say exactly why this impression rings true- perhaps it's because it's based on a woman's real memoirs. Perhaps is more because other films borrowed piece-meal from those memoirs. Hell, perhaps it's merely that most of these films blend together after a while, playing out similar stories because they're set in the same basic system.
The most immediate and obvious comparison is "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", which obvious couldn't have borrowed from the memoirs. Another one that feels loosely related is the asylum section of the film Twelve Monkeys.
I'm not knocking this film because…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Night on Earth
- Edward Scissorhands
My most watched movie of all time is Heathers but that is surprisingly not the film that made me fall…
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Splatter University
- So Sad About Gloria
- Let's Scare Jessica to Death
This list contains films where we're taken inside institutions or dealing with characters recently released (or escaped).
Recommendations welcome (and…