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Adapted from Kaysen's popular memoir, GIRL, INTERRUPTED is handled with extreme sensitivity by director James Mangold (HEAVY, COPLAND.) Winona Ryder stars as Susana, a troubled teenager whose confused attempt at suicide lands her in a mental hospital. Once there, she meets an odd assortment of characters, including Lisa (Angelina Jolie), who at first mesmerizes Susana with her uninhibited demeanor. The pair form a tight bond, but that connection is threatened when Lisa begins to spiral even further out of control. Ryder and Jolie's intense performances are just one of many reasons to watch this picture.
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CastBrittany Murphy
DirectorJames Mangold
Release Date:  1999
MPAA Rating:  R
DVD Release Date:  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (June 06, 2000)
Runtime:  2hr 7min
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review by . January 16, 2000
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Pros: Wynonna Ryder     Cons: Sappy, trite, overly dramatic     I just got back from seeing Girl, Interrupted and wanted to write my review while my thoughts were still fresh. The word that comes to mind the most is overkill. I like Wynonna Ryder a lot, I really do and make it a point to see most of her movies. However, she has the tendancy to play many of her characters in a sappy overly dramatic way, as if she's in a high school drama production.   …
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