Enjoy all the albums new movie with all Faves Movie Streaming In! After a failed suicide attempt parents Suzanne greatly concerned about the health of his daughter and decided to send her to a psychiatric hospital. From the years 1800 to 1960, very little progress was made in the understanding or treatment of mental illness. Every relationship in our life is short-lived, as we're continually moving forward in our journey towards a fulfilled existence; time does not stand still, and the film makes a conscious effort to constantly accentuate this point. Lisa is a sociopath, the biggest exasperation for the staff - like Nurse Valerie - and the biggest influence on the other girls in the hospital. Winona Ryder's character Susanna Kaysen based on the author of the book is the narrator of this story. But in the end, the journey is definitely worth taking.
For all her brilliance, Susanna has the undeniable gift of the cynic and the pessimist, who still hasn't made up her mind about life's meaning and is upset about it. She began writing vignettes of her experiences in the hospital, writing short stories about a time in her life she had not discussed for two decades. While the madness and childishness spreads and recedes like beached waves on an ebbing tide, Whoopi's performance of nurse Valerie lends us a consistent perspective of reason and duty. Claymoore hospital is in a way a land of Oz, either a daydream or a nightmare, depending on how you look at it. Fear is born of those eyes when you realize how strongly they've tempted your own tired efforts. Susanna fits in with those two characters, and Mangold does just as good a job with her, except for some melodramatic scenes near the end.
My eighteen year old daughter and I went to see this movie last night, it was excellent! Polly has been badly scarred by fire. Georgina is a pathological liar. On these issues, trying to understand the heroine. The quality was great all around. Polly has been badly scarred by fire. They're the ones who say yes to thoughts that other people say no to. No melodrama, no over the top sentimentality, just a frank peek into their tumultuous lives.
Memories of a nearly two-year stay at McLean Psychiatric Hospital, a private and exclusive institution near Cambridge, resurfaced while constructing her second book. Rather, it is suprisingly life-affirming. Seeing things from a practical point of view--believing in cause and effect--makes it difficult for her to understand what she suffers from when she doesn't understand what caused the condition to begin with. Winona is Sussana Kasan, based on the real life author who wrote her autobiography about her experiences at the institution. Apart from Susanna and maybe Lisa, few characters are generously sketched. Her piercing insights about people and social recklessness led to her to be institutionalized as a sociopath.
It also highlights the way the girls identify with each others problems, hopes and desires in a fashion that alternates between being poignant and amusing. Afterwards she discusses this with a psychiatrist. One capable of the mental restoration that must bring us back to the security of our well cushioned theatre seat. Here, everyone is a victim one way or the other. Maybe in another thirty years, they will make a film about the treatment of mental patients in the 1990s.
However, she has trouble understanding her disorder and therefore finds it difficult to tame, especially when she meets the suggestive and unpredictable Lisa. Lisa is a sociopath, the biggest exasperation for the staff — like Nurse Valerie — and the biggest influence on the other girls in the hospital. I still don't understand the relationship between Susanna Ryder and her parents. Ryder, for some mysterious reason, seemingly at the end of her star run in Tinseltown, gives arguably the best performance of her life. Angelina Jolie deserved her Golden Globe Award, she should definately get an Oscar nod if not the win.
In the confined borders of the instituition, Susanna is surprised to discover how well she identifies with the pain and flaws of fellow inmates. When she's pushing people's buttons, she's actually quite sly about it, which is a lot more multi-dimensional than some have made it out to be. For her, there is no difference between people who are outside the hospital and within it. The film's supporting cast, including Jared Leto, Clea Duvall, Elizabeth Moss, Jeffrey Tambor, Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave, and Angelina Jolie, who won an Academy Award for her performance, actually develops the mood of the film-an essential aspect of its overall impact. Susanna, who was once overwhelmed by the number of choices that confronted her in life, is now ecstatic at the simplicity of her new life in the ward, revolting with Lisa against an unfair system, an unfair world. How much of this already great film gives the viewer endless closeups of Ryder and Jolie? Part of this stagnation had to do with the fact that religious repression of medical science was still being shaken off at the time, but the biggest culprit was the inability of society to wake up and realise that just because a fat suit behind a desk said all was well didn't necessarily make it so.
It's just a tad bit clichéd and the movie runs painfully long. But owing perhaps to it being a true story, 'Girl Interrupted' has characters that are much easier to identify with than McMurphy's brigade. The results of the primitive and often excessive treatments given in this film are very much prettied-up for the Hollywood audience. Borderlines are people thinking maybe. This brash, barbed, insightful and touching drama is the result, and although it has problems, you end up caring about a lot of people you might otherwise try to avoid.