Lost and Delirious

Synopsis: Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves swiftly from academic routine, homesickness, and girlish silliness to the darker region of lover's intrigue.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Léa Pool
Production: Lions Gate Releasing
  4 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Even then I had a bad feeling.

I felt like a grey mouse, heading

right for the mouth of a cat.

And there was nothing...

nothing I could do about it

Since my mother had died of

stomach cancer three years before,

I was beginning to forget

what she looked like.

When I looked in her compact

and saw my own face,

I could remember hers.

The powder smelled

like when I kissed

her cheek.

My mother...

she would never have

sent me to boarding


It... it does get easier.


Oh, no, I'm fine. Really.

Listen, I'd like you

to meet someone fantastic.


-Victoria, come and meet Mary.

-Okay. Just a minute.

The food is really gross though.

Totally hospital, right?

So we mostly save our allowances

and like order pizza or Chinese.

And well.. you know,

the anorexics just eat erasers.

I'm serious.

We can get away with anything

up here. I mean anything.

Wow! You're so out of shape!

Come jogging with us or you'll

have a stroke before you're twenty.

So... this is the bathroom

and the showers.

-What's your name again?

-Most people just call me "Mouse."


-My dad's always called me that.

Really? How come?

My dad used to call me "Princess."

Made me barf.

Better than "Mouse."

Mine's the messy one.

Of course. Major Slobberina.

I can't help it. It's like rage

at my mother or something, right?

And that's Paulie's.

This is mine. And...

This one is yours.



Look, I know

it's weird at first.

But now, this is much more

home to me than home.

Like the Lost Boys

in "Peter Pan," right?

Except we're the Lost Girls, right?

"Lost and Delirious."

So when you're finished up here,

come party with us, okay?

Want a smoke?

Did I scare you?

You got "New Girl"

written all over you,

don't you?

Like a fresh new lamb.

What are you? 13? 1 4?

Some kind of brainiac?

Skipped a few grades?

I'm Paulie... Oster.

Mary Bedford.

Mouse really.

They call me.

I'd rather call you

"Shithead" than "Mouse."

So you're rooming

with me and Tory, huh?

Yeah. That's what Miss Vaughn said.

Well, I guess she didn't like us

up there all by our lonesome.

I've neve been

to a boarding school before.

Well, now you're one of the

Lost Girls. Welcome to the club.

Come on.

Help me spike the punch.

Let's get this party off its butt.

Rage more.

Rage more.

Hey, girls.

Mind if we crash your tea party?

Go away!

God, my brother is so annoying.

He's cute, though.

Hey, boys, can't you read the sign?

No dickheads allowed.

F*ck, she's special, huh?

And now I really want some tea.

Yeah... Can a dickhead have some

tea, please?

You're my morning glory, Tory.

Are you guys ready to party?



Paulie, Paulie...


I think young Paulie

just spiked the punch.

Shall we pretend we don't know?

I'd love to do that.

And I know you'd love that too.

But that wouldn't be very good

"teachering," would it, Ms. Bannet?

I can't do that.

Before that day, I never knew what

people meant when they said "fun."

I was like some kind of Dr. Spock.

"And what is this "fun"?"

I don't know.

It was like she kind of put a spell

on me and all my foreboding,

that feeling I had, just...

kind of vanished.

Hey, New Girl.

What do you think of Vonny?

Don't call her "New Girl."

It's so rude.

Miss Vaughn? She's nice.

Some of the girls say

rude things about her.

She and Bannet...

they got it going for sure.

Paulie, give it a rest.

She's just a single lady and they're

very good friends. And that's it.

Don't be so mean.

And homophobic.

She seemed nice to me.

I mean, um...

normal. Well, not...

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Judith Thompson

Judith Clare Thompson, OC (born September 20, 1954) is a Canadian playwright who lives in Toronto, Ontario. She has twice been awarded the Governor General's Award for drama, and is the recipient of many other awards including the Order of Canada, the Walter Carsen Performing Arts Award, the Toronto Arts Award, The Epilepsy Ontario Award, The B'nai B'rith Award, the Dora, the Chalmers, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award (a global competition for the best play written by a woman in the English Language) and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, both for Palace of the End, which premiered at Canadian Stage, and has been produced all over the world in many languages. She has received honorary doctorates from Thorneloe University and, in Nov. 2016, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. more…

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