I don't remember this well enough to rate it.

Girl, Interrupted (R)
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Based on the book by Susanna Kaysen, which is autobiographical. I read the book at least a few years before seeing this movie, but now I can't remember it that well. I think I must have liked it better than the movie, though. Still, the movie's not bad (even if I can't remember it any better than I do the book). I just... can't really see myself ever watching it again. Though I might reread the book someday.

Anyway, it's set in the 1960s. Susanna (played by Winona Ryder) tried to kill herself, and was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. Her parents more or less had her committed, although since she was 18, she had to sign herself in. And then had to wait for the doctors to decide when she was ready to leave, which was 18 months later. While in the asylum, she befriended some of the other women there, who were... more troubled than she was. The main one of these was Lisa Rowe (Angelina Jolie). And I'm really not sure what else to say. It's an interesting story, with like some vague philosophizing about whether Susanna was really crazy, or whatever. Anyway, you should see it sometime. And read the book. I wish I could describe it better.


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based on a true story