Rent Manic on DVD


2001 Rated R 1hr 40m

Filmed in cinema verité style with a handheld camera, Jordan Melamed's unsettling ensemble drama follows teenager Lyle Jensen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he's committed to the juvenile ward of a mental institution after brutally beating another boy. There, he encounters a pack of equally lost souls, including a girl who hurts herself (Zooey Deschanel), a 12-year-old child molester (Cody Lightning) and a bipolar teen planning an escape (Michael Bacall).

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Movie Details

Disturbing violent content, strong language and some drug use
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; filmmakers' commentary; deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes featurette.