In 1967, 19-year-old Susanna (Winona Ryder) feels that "reality is becoming too dense" and is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. The doctor suggests to her parents that she be committed to the Claymore Hospital, and she spends the next 18 months struggling with her troubled psyche and the bizarre world of the institution. Susanna bonds with several other patients, including Lisa (Angelina Jolie), Polly (Elizabeth Moss), and Georgina (Clea DuVall). As she realizes that Lisa is potentially dangerous and truly needs help, Susanna begins to work harder with her psychiatrist (Vanessa Redgrave) and the nurse on the ward (Whoopi Goldberg). But Susanna soon learns that getting out of the hospital is not as easy as getting in. Girl, Interrupted was based on the autobiography of Susanna Kaysen, who really did spend a year-and-a-half in the McLean Psychiatric Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Nothing but great acting in this movie, not so much Winona Ryder's performance, which wasn't bad, but for Angelina Jolie's. She is at her best in this film and very much deserving of the Academy Award she received for the role.
Love love love this movie! I've always been a fan of Winona Ryder. I think this is one of her best roles. Angelina Jolie does a great job playing her opposite. Brittany Murphy plays her part very well. Great acting great story line. Didn't know it was based on a true story which makes it better for me. I love true story movies. I love the scenery outside. I especially love Jared Leto and how he looks when he visits Winona. I think he's so gorgeous on that part. Whoopi Goldberg was good as her usual self. Excellent movie!