• Publication date: February 19, 2011

Girl, Interrupted

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On graduating high school Susanna is vexed and ends up taking a bottle of aspirins and a bottle of vodka one night. Diagnosed with (BPD) Borderline Personality Disorder, an ambiguous illness with vague symptoms, she is sent to Claymore mental hospital. There she meets Daisy, a sexually-abused girl with OCD who keeps cutting herself, Georgina the pathological liar, burn victim Polly, and Lisa, the awe-inspiring sociopath...

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1999

MBC Max:

January 28, 2016 22:00 (KSA) ~ January 28, 2016 21:00 (CLT)

Based on the autobiography of Susanna Kaysen, who did spend 18 months in the McLean Psychiatric Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, 'Girl, Interrupted' explores the 18 year-old's psychological struggle and anguish, as well as the disconcerting and sad state of mental health care in the sixties.

On graduating high school Susanna (Winona Ryder) is vexed and ends up taking a bottle of aspirins and a bottle of vodka one night. Diagnosed with (BPD) Borderline Personality Disorder, an ambiguous illness with vague symptoms, she is sent to Claymore mental hospital. There she meets Daisy (Brittany Murphy), a sexually-abused girl with OCD who keeps cutting herself, Georgina (Clea DuVall) the pathological liar, burn victim Polly (Elisabeth Moss), and Lisa (Angelina Jolie), the awe-inspiring sociopath...

The powerful female cast is unparalleled, with Angelina Jolie winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in recognition of her moving portrayal of Lisa.

Starring:

  • Winona Ryder
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Brittany Murphy
  • Clea DuVall
  • Angela Bettis
  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Jared Leto
  • Vanessa Redgrave
  • Jeffrey Tambor

Directed by:  James Mangold

Rating:  R for strong language and content relating to drugs, sexuality and suicide.