Girl, Interrupted

1999 R 2h 7m DVD

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Girl, Interrupted

1999 R 2h 7m DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
  • Cast
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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Winona Ryder
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Clea DuVall
  • Brittany Murphy
  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Jared Leto
  • Jeffrey Tambor
  • Vanessa Redgrave
  • Angela Bettis
  • Jillian Armenante
  • Joanna Kerns
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Reviews

age 17+

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).

Violence

Graphic depiction of a main character's suicide.

Language

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.

Consumerism

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Prescription drug abuse, references to LSD and marijuana use.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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