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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 1/29/2007 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone ever seen the film 'Girl Interrupted'?
 
I saw it on tv last night and it was fantastic, unlike any other film Ive seen.  It was a bit graphic in parts but also very close to home aswell
 
 
It's 1967 and 17-year-old Susanna Kaysen is like a lot of American teenagers her age- confused, insecure, struggling to make sense of the radiply changing world around her. The psychiatrist she meets with (courtesy of her parents), however, gives this behavior a name- Borderline Personality Disorder, 'manifested by uncertainty about self-image, long-term goals, types of friends or lovers to have and which values to adopt'- and whisks her away to Claymoore Hospital. Here, Susanna discovers Lisa, Daisy, Georgina, Polly and Janet- a group of offbeat young women who not only become her closest friends, but light Susanna's way back to something she had lost- herself.

Just wondered if anyone else had seen it as I thought it was  a graphic insight into mental health but very moving.



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Sharann
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   Posted 1/29/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Victoria,
I thought it was a great movie as well and very remnicent of the time period. I thought that Whoopee Goldberg was really funny in the role. The movie depressed and cheers you at the same time. It was a bit "Dark" so don't watch it when you are too down.
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LondonGirl22
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   Posted 1/30/2007 3:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I agree it was a bit dark in places!
 
I thought it was funny and sad too, I'd never heard of the film before I saw it the other night but thought it was very good.

Victoria x

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els
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   Posted 1/30/2007 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   

I saw it too and even have it on DVD.  It is a rather older film and it is good shedding some light on this type of disorder.  The only problems I had with it were that it was extremely inaccurate regarding mental institutions here in the states for that time period.  But that is Hollywood for ya...

However, if you want to see a really good movie that is a true story on mental illness try renting A Beautiful Mind with Russell Crowe.  It is a great movie


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