GIRL, INTERRUPTED (15)
D: James Mangold
Columbia (Douglas Wick)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
W: James Mangold, Lisa Loomer & Anna Hamilton Phelan [based on the book by Susanna Kaysen]
DP: Jack Green
Ed: Kevin Tent
Mus: Mychael Danna
Winona Ryder (Susanna Kaysen), Angelina Jolie (Lisa Rowe), Clea Duvall (Georgina Tuskin), Brittany Murphy (Daisy Randone), Elisabeth Moss (Polly Clark), Jared Leto (Toby Jacobs), Vanessa Redgrave (Dr. Sonia Wick), Whoopi Goldberg (Valerie Owens)
An all-female One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (qv), based partly on a biographical book by Susanna Kaysen (played by Winona Ryder), who, after graduating high school and refusing college for a life as a writer, finds herself committed to a mental health institution, where she and a group of other girls rebel against the authority.
There's many similarities between this and the forementioned classic, but the biggest difference is that this is dull, nothing much happens and it veers completely off plot in the final act for absolutely no consequence.
Angelina Jolie won an Oscar for portraying the batshit crazy guest of the facilities, and in fairness, she is the one standout in the cast of one-dimensional characters.
The moral seems to be: if you're too lazy to get a job, just get yourself checked into a nuthouse and then write a book about it.