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Girl, Interrupted [DVD] [Closed Captioned]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Based on the autobiographical novel by Susana Kaysen, GIRL, INTERRUPTED is the story of Susana (Rider), a confused teen who attempts suicide and is promptly passed off by her uncaring parents to a mental hospital. There, she meets an assortment of characters including Georgina, her L. Frank Baum loving roommate, Daisy, a laxative junkie, and Lisa (Jolie), a charismatic sociopath. At first, Susana is almost fools herself into thinking that there's something wrong with her, as she begins to identify and bond with her new inmates. In particular, Susana is fascinated by Lisa and her totally uninhibited behavior, and the two quickly become close. Things begin to fall apart, however, when Lisa's behavior becomes more erratic and disturbing, causing a rift between the two friends and a long delayed bout of self-discovery by Susana.

    Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress 1999 Angelina Jolie Oscar-winning actress, GIRL, INTERRUPTED, TOMB RAIDER

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    • Rating - Strong Language; Adult Content
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 04746

  • Credits
    Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Elizabeth Moss, Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambor, Vanessa Redgrave, Whoopi Goldberg, Caryn Johnson, Mary Kay Place, Travis Fine
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Stealing every scene she's in, Jolie is excellent..."
    Variety

    "...[Ryder gives a] touching performance..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...The lead actresses are perfectly matched....A compelling melodrama..." -- 3 out of 5 stars
    Premiere

    "...Ryder pulls out all the emotional stops and is utterly convincing as the emotionally wounded teenager....Jolie delivers..."
    Box Office

    "...Fiendishly feline Jolie is stressed to impress....Ryder's commitment is impressive..."
    USA Today

    "...Ryder's performance has an authenticity to it, and the actress knows how to make us care in the bargain..."
    Los Angeles Times

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