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Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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Storyline

Unable to cope with reality and the difficulty that comes with it, 18 year old Susanna, is admitted to a mental institution in order to overcome her disorder. However, she has trouble understanding her disorder and therefore finds it difficult to tame, especially when she meets the suggestive and unpredictable Lisa. Written by Toni

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Based on a true story See more »

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and content relating to drugs, sexuality and suicide | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 January 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inocencia interrumpida  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$95,399, 26 December 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,912,646, 31 December 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,350,205, 31 December 2000
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Winona Ryder handpicked James Mangold to direct after seeing his film Heavy (1995). See more »

Goofs

When Susanna is walking through her house during the party, there are extras there. In the background, you can hear, "Look, there's Winona Ryder". See more »

Quotes

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Susanna: [narrating] Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60s. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted.
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Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: The Making of 'Girl, Interrupted' (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Got a Feelin'
Written by John Phillips and Dennis Doherty
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Snapshot in Time: 2 of the best film faces ever!
23 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

First the IMDb rating is much too low - duh! -- EVEN IF you overlook the near-perfect script, direction, casting, sets -- even if you overlook that the movie is engaging and solid on its own, you end up with the inescapable fact that, FROZEN FOR A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME, you have in front of you two of the most perfect faces Hollywood has ever produced.

Forget Garbo. Forget Taylor. Forget the Alamo. How much of this already great film gives the viewer endless closeups of Ryder and Jolie? (Ryder, for some mysterious reason, seemingly at the end of her star run in Tinseltown, gives arguably the best performance of her life. Oh those cheekbones! Oh those eyes! And Jolie just before she became an action icon in the new century, deliberately underplaying the part so as not to steal from Ryder).

Classic film. See it once. See it often.


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