Diagnosed with a disorder, Susanna Kaysen is sent to a mental institution, where she enters the skewed world of people who truly belong on the inside. Angelina Jolie won an Oscar for her portrayal of a seductive patient who befriends Kaysen.
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- James Mangold
- This movie is
- 2000 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
- 2000 Academy Award®
- Best Supporting Actress: Angelina Jolie
RStrong language and content relating to drugs, sexuality and suicide
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; isolated film score audio track; deleted scenes; audio commentary; cast/crew biographies; documentaries; production notes; trailer(s)
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie is a graphic depiction of a young woman's stay in a mental hospital. It features characters with depression and eating disorders. One of the main characters hangs herself. Characters abuse prescription drugs and use strong language. Hospital scenes include graphic depictions of young women in straitjackets and those recovering from electric shock therapy. Several use highly derogatory terms when referring to their African-American nurse. Incest and the male anatomy are discussed at some length.
- Sexual Content
- Several sexual references, some sexual situations, very brief male nudity (through a window, far away).
- Graphic depiction of a main character's suicide.
- F-word galore.
- Social Behavior
- Protagonist has an affair with a married man. One of the main characters steals money, runs away, and bullies others verbally and physically.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Prescription drug abuse, references to LSD and marijuana use.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it