Girl, Interrupted – Filtered
In 1967, Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder), an 18-year-old girl, was placed in a psychiatric ward by her parents for Borderline Personality Disorder. While there, she befriended a group of offbeat, disturbed young women who helped her find herself. Based on a true story, “Girl, Interrupted” takes a wry look at Susanna’s two years at Claymoore Hospital. Aided by her doctor and a no-nonsense, yet compassionate nurse, she gained a confidence to reenter the world.
This movie is based on an actual 1967 event. After attempting suicide, a recent high school graduate, Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder), voluntarily enters Claymore, a mental institute for young women. Susanna is diagnosed with a rather severe personality disorder. Other young women in the hospital befriend her. However, she finds a special connection with Lisa (Angelina Jolie). Lisa is a charming, yet cruel and rebellious sociopath with designs on Susanna. Susanna becomes part of Lisa’s dangerous and twisted reality. Ultimately, Susanna breaks free of Lisa, and decides to pursue her own recovery more seriously. This movie is inappropriate for younger viewers. There are disturbing scenes of madness, suicide, drugs and sex. Therefore, it is not Dove approved.