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Girl, Interrupted Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In 1967, 19-year-old Susanna (Winona Ryder) feels that "reality is becoming too dense" and is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. The doctor suggests to her parents that she be committed to the Claymore Hospital, and she spends the next 18 months struggling with her troubled psyche and the bizarre world of the institution. Susanna bonds with several other patients, including Lisa (Angelina Jolie), Polly (Elizabeth Moss), and Georgina (Clea DuVall). As she realizes that Lisa is potentially dangerous and truly needs help, Susanna begins to work harder with her psychiatrist (Vanessa Redgrave) and the nurse on the ward (Whoopi Goldberg). But Susanna soon learns that getting out of the hospital is not as easy as getting in. Girl, Interrupted was based on the autobiography of Susanna Kaysen, who really did spend a year-and-a-half in the McLean Psychiatric Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 24, 2000

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Screen Actors Guild Angelina Jolie Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role 1999 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Angelina Jolie Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 1999 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Angelina Jolie Best Supporting Actress 1999 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Angelina Jolie Best Supporting Actress 1999 Winner

Cast

Winona Ryder
as Susanna Kaysen
Angelina Jolie
as Lisa
Clea Duvall
as Georgia
Brittany Murphy
as Daisy
Elisabeth Moss
as Polly
Jared Leto
as Tobias Jacobs
Jeffrey Tambor
as Dr. Potts
Vanessa Redgrave
as Dr. Wick
Whoopi Goldberg
as Valerie
Mary Kay Place
as Mrs. Gilcrest
Jillian Armenante
as Cynthia
Angela Bettis
as Janet
Drucie McDaniel
as M.G.
Joanna Kerns
as Mrs. Kaysen
Travis Fine
as John
Kurtwood Smith
as Dr. Crumble

Crew

James Mangold
Director
Cathy Konrad
Producer
Susanna Kaysen
Book Author
Lisa Loomer
Screenwriter
James Mangold
Screenwriter
Anna Hamilton Phelan
Screenwriter
Jack N. Green
Cinematographer
Mychael Danna
Composer (Music Score)
Kevin Tent
Editor
Richard Hoover
Production Designer
Jeff Knipp
Art Director
Georgia Kacandes
Co-producer
Susanna Kaysen
Associate Producer
Winona Ryder
Executive Producer
Carol Brodie
Executive Producer
Maggie Martin
Set Designer
Arianne Phillips
Costume Designer
Jim Stuebe
Sound/Sound Designer
Cas Donovan
First Assistant Director
Lisa Beach
Casting
Henry Alex Rubin
Second Unit Director
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