my favorite letterboxd posters! ordered by color (only movies i've seen)
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.
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…
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 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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie is based in the 1960's but you would never know if it wasn't for Jordan Catalino's awesome mustache and soul patch combo. Everyone has the perfect nineties strip shirt/ripped jeans and hair. Apart from some music cues and some older people who don't need to be all hip and shit this movie is desperately trying to hide its period.
Despite this, it is still pretty exceptional, although the finale is too try hard. After Jolie's introduction,. I feel like the movie already explained Jolie's character, without having to resort to full maniacal Bond villain in the finale.
Love that movie ! Winona Ryder is such a good actress !
I read the book long before I realized there was a movie, and absolutely loved it. The movie did not disappoint. Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie are such incredible actresses, it was hard to remember that they weren't actually these mental patients.
The story was portrayed beautifully, and everything was true to the book.
Horribly overacted, cliche, and a really bad, deceitful approach to the nonfiction source material
Really loved the film It was very compelling. Also, I was really taken by surprise by Angelia Joulie's acting Wow was she amazing!
I was honestly expecting this movie to be better, because it was so hyped up and stuff. But it wasn't bad. It had good moments, especially in the first half of the movie. The second half was okay, but the ending didn't really do it for me. The acting was great.
Also; There's something about Jared Leto that's very creepy. If he asked me to run away with him I would run AWAY from him.
"Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you had the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or felt a train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the sixties."
I'm a complete puddle of emotions.. Angelina Jolie is pure magic.
this was a Good Film (TM)
I had very high expectations about this movie because I heard so many people talking about it and saying how fucked up it was and sadly I think it didn't deliver.. Angelina Jolie is at the top of her game and I must hand it to her but I was expecting more of this movie. Great story but didn't really surprise me.
some of my favorites focusing in depth on female characters
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…