Girl, Interrupted (1999)
The absolute best thing about this film are the knockout performances by
it's 2 main stars Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie though both characters
(hence performances) are very different they stand out nonetheless. It
seems to me to be somewhat easier to play a psychotic than to play a regular
neurotic, so who really has the better portrayal of the two?
Brittany Murphy as "Daisy" shines in her scenes. She is a force to reckon
with in her future film career.
James Mangold directed this film quite nicely from a very good screenplay;
he managed to portray all these young women as young women in turmoil. No
melodrama, no over the top sentimentality, just a frank peek into their
It is a heavy drama, so be forewarned! And a very moving drama at
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