Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted
  • R
  • 2h 7m
  • 1999
Rotten54%
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Two time Oscar®-nominee Winona Ryder stars in the fascinating true story of a young woman's life-altering stay at a famous psychiatric hospital in the turbulent late 1960's. Questionably diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Susanna (Winona Ryder) rebels against the head nurse (Whoopi Goldberg) and top psychiatrist (Vanessa Redgrave), choosing instead to befriend the resident "loonies", a group of troubled women including the seductively charismatic sociopath Lisa (Angelina Jolie). But Susanna quickly learns if she wants her freedom, she'll have to face the person who terrifies her the most of all: herself.
© 1999 Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Co. Movie KG. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten54%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie gives an intense performance, but overall Girl, Interrupted suffers from thin, predictable plotting that fails to capture the power of its source material.
Reviews
Time Out
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Fresh

Does it matter that every time Jolie's offscreen the film wilts a little? Ryder should be perfect...

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Fresh

June 17, 2017
BBC.com
Tom Coates
Fresh

You're left wishing the film had a little more faith in its audience, for then this well-put-toget...

June 16, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eleanor Ringel Cater
Fresh

The best work [Ryder's] ever done.

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Powerful look at mental illness; ages 16+.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is a graphic depiction of a young woman's stay in a mental hospital. It features characters with depression and eating disorders. One of the main characters hangs herself. Characters abuse prescription drugs and use strong language. Hospital scenes include graphic depictions of young women in straitjackets and those recovering from electric shock therapy. Several use highly derogatory terms when referring to their African-American nurse. Incest and the male anatomy are discussed at some length.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 21, 1999
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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