Based on the best-selling memoirs of Susanna Kaysen, Winona Ryder stars in the searing story of a young woman’s turbulent psychiatric stay at a mental hospital during the late 1960s. There she meets and befriends the ward’s eccentric residents, including a magnetic sociopath played by Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, in her journey towards self-discovery. Brittany Murphy, Clea DuVall, and Elisabeth Moss provide memorable turns as fellow patients.
“A rare movie, one that manages to be both quiet and electrifying, touching and unnerving.” – Phoebe Flowers, Miami Herald
“Ms. Jolie’s ferocious, white-hot performance captures the scary allure of this daredevil and brutal truth teller, the movie’s answer to R. P. McMurphy of Cuckoo’s Nest.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times