some of my favorites focusing in depth on female characters
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.…
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…
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Always a pleasure to rewatch favorite films.
I felt pressured the first time watching it because it was always in my face on tumblr so i felt like i was necessary.
i see it just as a beautiful film ,cinematically and visually .I am not biased by any means since a have very little knowledge about psychology
winona is my queen
A girl with Borderline Personality Disorder is institutionalised.
Forever one of my favorites.
When people disdain "Hollywood", this is the kind of film they are talking about. Glamour celebrities with perfect skin (minus one exception) prancing or moping about with more energy than I've ever seen in a mental institution. Strings telling you what and when to feel. Irrational reactions measured to provide false climaxes. Everything just screams "Fake." I know nothing about the memoir on which this film was loosely based. All I know is that there is very little that seemed real or human.
i immediately proceeded on watching the film after reading the book and i must say that i'm stunned. the portrayal of the cast brought the characters to life. what a brilliant adaptation.
Angelina Jolie at her best.
Technically all movies should be gayer if u ask me but in this case theyre all movies who…
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…