The movie chronicles Kaysen's 18-month stay at a mental institution after being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, an affliction with symptoms so ambiguous almost any adolescent girl might qualify.
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February 14, 2008 Meaty roles for an eager young female ensemble. On that level, and on several others, the movie triumphs.Read in Source
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002 A muddled production that misses the jarring tone of the autobiographical book by Susanna Kaysen on which it is based. The film is entertaining, but not very powerful.Read in Source
May 26, 2006 We end up getting thin supporters as seen through the eyes of a main character that doesn't do anything.Read in Source
January 01, 2000 The inclusion of this picture on [Mangold's] resume will only enhance his future prospects.Read in Source
June 24, 2006 Does it matter that every time Jolie's offscreen the film wilts a little? Ryder should be perfect as the bright spark; her lines are sharp as a knife. There's a gap, however, between what we hear and what we see.Read in Source
December 06, 2005 Sounding like the scribblings from a teenager's diary, the 28-year-old Ryder lapses into self-parody.Read in Source
Common Sense Media
January 01, 2011 Powerful look at mental illness; ages 16+.
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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