Movie of the Month (July 2017)

In July 2017 we chose a movie for you:

“Girl, Interrupted”

Directed by: James Mangold

Based on: “Girl, Interrupted” by Susanna Kaysen  

Starring: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Jared Leto, Whoopy Goldberg
Year: 1999
Running time:  125 min
Awards:  Angelina Jolie won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe Award.

Plot: The story talks about 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder) who takes an overdose of pills with a bottle of vodka: she denies that she tried to kill herself. For this suicidal actions, she is checked into a psychiatric hospital where meets different patients. Among these we find Polly (Elisabeth Moss), Georgina (Clea DuVall) and Daisy (Brittany Murphy) but, above all, Lisa (Angelina Jolie), who is a rebellious, but charismatic girl.

We choose this movie because it talks about suicide in different kind of psychiatric patients and also because it talks about psychiatry ward life, treatment, problems and interactions between patients.

4 thoughts on “Movie of the Month (July 2017)

  1. A very involving narrative: both powerful and delicate; incredible performance of the two main characters, Jolie totally deserved the Oscar for best supporting actress.

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  2. Very good tip for a mental health professional! In this movie I have particularly appreciated the touching figure of Valerie Owens, such a careful nurse, ready to open a glimmer of light in the hearts of these girls and encourage them during the days spent within the walls of the psychiatric institute.


  3. I loved this movie from on the first day I saw it. The best thing about this movie is, that it’s based upon the experience of the real Susanna Kaysen, a girl, and may be useful to reflect on adolescents troubles. The story, which seems to me loving and cruel at the same time, is pictured by a wonderful musical score. This movie is a MUST for everyone who is seeking for a deep, thoughtful and emotional film as well as great actors!


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