Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen + 1999 Film Review/Analysis



Book V Movie: Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen + a review and analysis of the 1999 film #GirlInterrupted #AngelinaJolie #WinonaRyder The McLean Hospital is really fascinating to read about. Susanna Kaysen certainly has some emotional stories! Do you prefer the Girl Interrupted book or the film? Did you see the trailer and then rush out to see the full movie or buy the DVD or blu ray? I’d love to know your own reviews if you saw it in the cinema or streamed it online! You can scroll down for more information, or check out the Rotten Tomatoes rating, IMDb page, or Wikipedia article!


About the Girl, Interrupted Movie Adaptation


Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Une vie volée, 被禁锢的女孩, 女生向前走, Дівчина, яку зупинили, Jeune fille interrompue, 처음 만나는 자유, Stulna år, Durchgeknallt - Girl, Interrupted


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Directed by James Mangold

Produced by Douglas Wick, Cathy Konrad

Screenplay by James Mangold, Lisa Loomer, Anna Hamilton Phelan

Based on Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Starring Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Elisabeth Moss, Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambor, Vanessa Redgrave, Whoopi Goldberg

Music by Mychael Danna

Cinematography: Jack N. Green

Edited by Kevin Tent

Distributed by Columbia Pictures

Release date: December 8, 1999 (Cinerama Dome), December 21, 1999 (limited), January 14, 2000 (wide)

Running time: 127 minutes

Budget: $40 million

Box office: $48.3 million


Plot from Wikipedia: “After 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen has a nervous breakdown and overdoses, she is checked into a psychiatric hospital, Claymoore. Previously, she had an affair with her high school English teacher and a casual relationship with a boy, Tobias. On the ward, she befriends Polly Clark, a childlike schizophrenic; Georgina Tuskin, a pathological liar and Susanna’s roommate; and Daisy Randone, who self-harms and has obsessive–compulsive disorder. She is drawn to sociopath Lisa Rowe, who is rebellious but charismatic and encourages Susanna to stop taking her medication and resist therapy.”


Girl Interrupted Cast and Characters

Winona Ryder Susanna

Angelina Jolie Lisa

Clea DuVall Georgina

Brittany Murphy Daisy

Elisabeth Moss Polly

Jared Leto Tobias Jacobs

Jeffrey Tambor Dr Potts

Vanessa Redgrave Dr Wick

Whoopi Goldberg Valerie

Angela Bettis Janet

Jillian Armenante Cynthia

Drucie McDaniel M-G

Alison Claire Gretta

Christina Myers Margie

Joanna Kerns Annette

Travis Fine John

Gloria Barnhart Older Catatonic

Josie Gammell Mrs McWilley

Bruce Altman Prof. Gilcrest

Mary Kay Place Mrs Gilcrest

Ray Baker Mr Kaysen

KaDee Strickland Bonnie Gilcrest

Christian Monroe Ronny

Kurtwood Smith Dr Crumble

David Scott Taylor Cabby Monty Hoover

Janet Greer ER Nurse (as Janet Pryce)

C. Scott Grimaldi ER Resident

Ginny Graham Arleen

Richard Domeier Art Teacher

John Kirkman Jack

Sally Bowman Maureen

Misha Collins Tony

John Lumia Van Driver

Marilyn Brett Italian Shop Keeper

Henry Alex Rubin Josh

Marilyn Spanier Miss Plimack

Linda Gilvear Miss Paisley

Allen Strange Principal

Spencer Gates British Teacher

Rebecca Derrick Lillian

Anne Connors Nurse

Steve Altes Medic

Joe Gerety Cop

Anne Lewis Dance Therapist

Donny Martino Jr Naked Man

John Levin ER Doctor

Irene Longshore Connie

Katie Rimmer Tiffany

Jonathan Martin Spirk Tough Guy

John Bobby

Julianne Buescher

George Clinton

Jeannie Dalton

Steve Grabusky

Kenneth Keith Kallenbach

Annie Marter

Eric Mitchell

Robin Reck Theresa McCullian


Music by Mychael Danna

Cinematography by Jack N. Green (director of photography) (as Jack Green)

Film Editing by Kevin Tent

Casting By Lisa Beach

Production Design by Richard Hoover

Art Direction by Jeff Knipp

Set Decoration by Maggie Martin

Costume Design by Arianne Phillips


Girl Interrupted Soundtrack Songs:

The Doors Roadhouse Blues

Merrilee Rush Angel of the Morning

Petula Clark Downtown

Skeeter Davis The End of the World

Aretha Franklin Night Time Is the Right Time

Jefferson Airplane Comin' Back to Me

Them It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

The Chambers Brothers Time Has Come Today

The Band The Weight

The Mamas & the Papas Got a Feeling

Wilco How to Fight Loneliness

Simon & Garfunkel Bookends Theme