Girl, Interrupted

Synopsis: Unable to cope with reality and the difficulty that comes with it, 18 year old Susanna, is admitted to a mental institution in order to overcome her disorder. However, she has trouble understanding her disorder and therefore finds it difficult to tame, especially when she meets the suggestive and unpredictable Lisa.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): James Mangold
Production: Sony Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min

You have the distinction of being|the only senior at Springbrook...

not going on to college.

May I ask what you plan to do?

I plan to write.

But what to you plan to do?

Look, I'm not going to burn my bra...

or drop acid|or go march on Washington.

I just don't want to end up|like my mother.

Women today|have more choices than that.

No, they don't.

And here.

You forgot one, dear. Here.

Speaking for Dr. Wick and myself...

welcome to Claymoore.

This is the women's ward,|also known as South Bell.

This is where you'll be staying,|and this is where I work.

All right, this is|the second floor.

I need you to stay close to me|because it's easy to get lost here.

This is our ward.

All right.|Let's start with this room.

This is the art room.

Polly.|What are you doing in here?

I feel very musical today.|Can I just...

Not today, honey.

That's Polly. Come on.


- Polly was in the art room by herself.|- I'm sorry, Val.

All right.

Ah, the living room.

Everyone hates it.

And these are the phones.

You need to make a call,|pick up the handle...

tell the nurse,|she'll connect you.

This is the nurses' station,|which is self-explanatory.

And this is the TV room|where everyone hangs out.

I want my fucking clothes.

Then you'll have to eat something,|won't you?

This is where you check-in...

if you want walk on the grounds|or something.

Oh, lordy, pick a bale of hay

Pick a bale of cotton

Pick a bale of hay

She thinks that bothers me.|Right now...

you're an " R," which means|you're restricted to the ward.

But in about a month, you'll|probably move up to two-to-ones...

which is two nurses|to every patient.

I'm not going to be here that long.|I'm just here for a rest.

It's all right. Everybody gets|the same tour free of charge.

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James Mangold

James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for directing the films Cop Land, Girl, Interrupted, Kate & Leopold, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, and Knight and Day. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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