Girl Interruptedby Mangold, Susanna Girl Kaysen, Anna Hamilton Phelan, Lisa Loomer, Anna Hamilton Phelan
The film version of the national bestseller by Susanna Kaysen, which The New York Times Book Review called a "compelling and heartbreaking story," Girl, Interrupted was written and directed by James Mangold and stars Winona Ryder as a teenager sent against her will to a psychiatric hospital for two years, only to find a deeply troubled community of souls who somehow manage to help one another heal. Mangold provides an Introduction in which he reflects on his graduation from low-budget independent cinema to a big-budget studio picture, while nevertheless continuing to explore unsettling, often unglamorous human stories with his particular blend of human empathy and an unblinking eye for the details of existence.
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Totaling 7 times, Girl, Interrupted might possibly be the greatest book I have ever read. It is a story that can be read over and over and still leave you mesmerized. I have also seen the movie a handful of times, but it doesn't let your mind visualize and wander into those of the patients at McLean Hospital. The book has inspired me in so many ways. One line, 'Every window on Alcatraz has a view of San Francisco', was so thought-provoking that I researched that and wrote a 15 page paper about it. Right now I am working on a biography for my English class and I decided to do it on Susanna Kaysen through her years at McLean, using the book as a main point of reference. I haven't read any other books by Kaysen, but I definitely would like to. I hope they are as inspiring as this one has been.
I thought it was the most touching movie I ever saw. It makes you feel what Kaysen goes through. I didn't read the book yet but I really want to... and I'm going to! All the death, drugs,and deadly attempts made the movie what it is. I may be young but I really did enjoy that movie, and want to read the book. That movie touched me!!!!