Prozac Nation

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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 ...
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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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Special Features

Closed Caption; Anatomy of a Scene
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • UPC: 031398141143
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,302

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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Prozac Nation
   Play Movie
   Set Up
      Spoken Languages
         English
         Spanish
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         Captions: None
      Return to Film
   Scene Selections
   Anatomy of a Scene
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    This was an average movie dealing with one of our society's problems, anti-depression and its medical solutions.

    A story about Elizabeth Wurtzel (Christina Ricci) and her emotional battles with family [mother Mrs. Wurtzel (Jessica Lange)], social life [lover Rafe (Jason Biggs)], Dr. Sterling (Anne Heche), etc. Christina has an open scene in the nude, probably the reason for "R". Truly a mental game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The United States of Depression...

    Christina Ricci and Jessica Lange and both outstanding in this film. While taking a 'sobering' look at a truly alarming American issue, it's no wonder this film was largely ignored by a populace obviously too sensitive to the edgy subject matter. Since when did depression, hard work, suffering and difficulty become things that should only be dealt with through medication? With the ever declining popularity of fundamentalist religion, I believe that people are missing an important element in our evolution as a species. That being that it's STILL possible to believe in God, family of all kinds, and the importance of a spiritual groundwork WITHOUT the elements of self-hatred fundamentalism instills in us. Unfortunately it seems that we've yet to reach that kind of 'collective conscious.' People still seem overly pre-occupied with looking at 'God' as something to fear and not as something, or SOMEONE we could be sitting next to or across from at any given moment! Instead, it would seem that 'Chaos' is the rule on this planet. It certainly makes for plenty of great drama! Perhaps, someday that ideal will change. The REAL question is, do we REALLY want it to?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!!!

    One of the best movies of the year. Chirstina Ricci is excellent in this adaption of the novel by the same name. This movie (and the book for that matter) takes you where other stories like Girl Interrupted can't. This movie really gets to the core of depression, how suddenly it can come about and the "doctors" trials of medication. A definite muste see. This is comming from a Bi-Polar Manic-Depressive with a Panic/Anxiety problem who has been treated with such meds as the title allows.

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    Posted June 14, 2009

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