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Girl, Interrupted
R
127 minutes
Drama
1999

Winona Ryder starred in and produced this acclaimed film based on Susanna Kaysen's journals of her time spent at a mental institution in the late 60's. The film put Angelina Jolie on the map with an Oscar®-winning (and scene stealing) portrayal of charismatic sociopath Lisa Rowe. The film also features a breakout performance from Brittany Murphy as the emotionally damaged resident "loonie," Daisy. After being questionably diagnosed with "borderline personality disorder," Susanna (Ryder) rebels against the psychiatrists, deciding instead to befriend the women patients on the ward, principally the seductive Lisa whose non-conformist ways make her highly appealing to the disaffected Susanna. A turbulent journey of self-discovery ensues that leads Susanna to independence, sanity and ultimately freedom. Whoopi Goldberg as a sympathetic nurse and Vanessa Redgrave as the institution's psychiatrist lead the strong supporting cast.

Cast
Winona Ryder
Susanna Kaysen
Angelina Jolie
Lisa Rowe
Clea Duvall
Georgina Tuskin
Brittany Murphy
Daisy Randone
Vanessa Redgrave
Dr. Sonia Wick
Whoopi Goldberg
Valerie Owens, RN
Director
James Mangold
Writer
Screenplay by James Mangold and Lisa Loomer and Anna Hamilton Phelan; Based on the book "Girl, Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen
Producer
Cathy Konrad
Facts
Oscars© Actress in a Supporting Role
Country USA
Language English