15 certificateGirl, Interrupted is a Film programme that first aired in 1999 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Girl, Interrupted is a 3 star programme

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Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Directed by
James Mangold

Set in a New England psychiatric hospital, 17-year-old Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder, pictured) is diagnosed with a personality disorder after a half-hearted suicide attempt. But compared to her fellow patients - sociopath Lisa Rowe (Angelina Jolie), over-eater Daisy Randone (Brittany Murphy) and burns victim Polly "Torch" Clark (Elisabeth Moss) - she's sane.

Susanna remembers sleeping with her fellow student Tobias (Jared Leto). The next day he appears and they briefly repeat the liaison, but she refuses his offer to run away to Canada. Instead, she absconds with Lisa, heading to meet the recently discharged Daisy. At her flat, Lisa confronts Daisy about her father's sexual abuse. The next morning, the girls' lives change forever, and their destinies are determined...

James Mangold's template of­ "ostracised loner seeks tainted redemption" worked brilliantly in Heavy and Cop Land. In this project he seems less assured, but the cast do the heavy lifting, with Ryder in stunning form, eclipsing Jolie, whose by-the-numbers psycho seems uninspired by comparison. (That being said, Jolie took an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.)

A series of A-list cameos from Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave and Jeffrey Tambor are equally impressive.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1999

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Winona RyderWinona Ryder...Susanna Kaysen
Image for Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie...Lisa Rowe
Image for Clea DuVallClea DuVall...Georgina Tuskin
Image for Brittany MurphyBrittany Murphy...Daisy Randone
Image for Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss...Polly 'Torch' Clark
Image for Jared LetoJared Leto...Tobias 'Toby' Jacobs
Image for Jeffrey TamborJeffrey Tambor...Dr. Melvin Potts
Image for Vanessa RedgraveVanessa Redgrave...Dr. Sonia Wick
Image for Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg...Valerie Owens RN
Angela Bettis...Janet Webber
Jillian Armenante...Cynthia Crowley
Drucie McDaniel...M.G.
Alison Claire...Nurse Gretta
Christina Myers...Nurse Margie
Joanna Kerns...Annette Kaysen