Prozac Nation

Prozac Nation

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Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg

Cast: Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs, Anne Heche

     
 

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Following up his critically acclaimed debut Insomnia (1997), Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjaerg makes his first English-language feature with this adaptation of the book by Elizabeth Wurtzel. Christina Ricci stars as Lizzie, a prize-winning student heading off to Harvard where she intends to study journalism and launch a career as a rock music critic. HoweverSee more details below

Overview

Following up his critically acclaimed debut Insomnia (1997), Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjaerg makes his first English-language feature with this adaptation of the book by Elizabeth Wurtzel. Christina Ricci stars as Lizzie, a prize-winning student heading off to Harvard where she intends to study journalism and launch a career as a rock music critic. However, Elizabeth's fractured family situation including an errant father (Nicholas Campbell) and a neurotic, bitterly hypercritical mother (Jessica Lange) has led to a struggle with depression. When her all-night, drug-fueled writing binges and emotional instability alienate her roommate and best friend, Ruby (Michelle Williams), as well as both her first (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) and second (Jason Biggs) boyfriends, Lizzie seeks psychiatric counseling from Dr. Diana Sterling (Anne Heche), who prescribes the wonder drug Prozac. Despite success as a writer that includes a gig writing for Rolling Stone and some mellowing out thanks to her medication, Lizzie begins to feel that the pills are running her life and faces some tough choices about her future. Prozac Nation (2001) is a longtime dream project of star Ricci, who also serves as one of the film's co-producers.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2011
UPC:
0031398141143
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
18,783

Special Features

Closed Caption; Anatomy of a Scene

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christina Ricci Elizabeth Wurtzel
Jason Biggs Rafe
Anne Heche Dr. Diana Sterling
Michelle Williams Ruby
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Noah
Jessica Lange Sarah
Nicholas Campbell Donald
Lou Reed Himself
Sheila Paterson Grandmother
Zoe Miller Lizzie at 11

Technical Credits
Erik Skjoldbjærg Director
Willi Baer Executive Producer
Rainer Bienger Associate Producer
Frank Deasy Screenwriter
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Terry Dresbach Costumes/Costume Designer
Clay Griffith Production Designer
Lati Grobman Associate Producer
Larry Gross Screenwriter
Nathan Larson Score Composer
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
James Lyons Editor
Anne McCarthy Casting
R. Paul Miller Producer
A. Michael Miller Producer
Galt Niederhoffer Producer,Screenwriter
Alex Orlovsky Screenwriter
Christina Ricci Co-producer
Trevor Short Executive Producer
Andrea Sperling Co-producer
John Thompson Executive Producer
Erling Thurmann-Andersen Cinematographer
Mary Vernieu Casting
Brad Weston Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Prozac Nation
1. A True Story [10:09]
2. Noah [8:17]
3. Celebration [5:56]
4. Sleepless [5:01]
5. Gradually, Then Suddenly [6:10]
6. Call in the Professionals [5:51]
7. Birthday Party [8:44]
8. My Salvation [8:19]
9. Possession [1:45]
10. Real Love [4:41]
11. Ultimate Nightmare Girlfriend [5:07]
12. The Mugging [6:44]
13. Can't Be Everything [5:02]
14. Suicidal Thoughts [7:47]
15. End Credits [1:04]

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