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Release Date: January 14th, 2000

DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2000

R|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, "Girl, Interrupted" is the searing true story of Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder), a young woman who finds herself at a renowned mental institution for troubled young women, where she must choose between the world of people who belong on the inside -- like the seductive and dangerous Lisa (Angelina Jolie) -- or the often difficult world of reality on the outside.

Cast: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea Duvall, Brittany Murphy, Elisabeth Moss, Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambor, Vanessa Redgrave

Director: James Mangold

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures, Red Wagon Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Dark, Growing up, Brooding, 1960s, Engaging, Friend, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The performances in Girl, Interrupted resonate, but the movie does not.

  • A rare movie, one that manages to be both quiet and electrifying, touching and unnerving. But it is not a great movie, even though its stars deserve for it to be.

  • Mangold ultimately delivers the same film any number of other Hollywood journeyman could've made from this material, and the results are predictable and stale.

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Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role