About the film
based on novel or book suicide attempt identity puberty female friendship biography insanity borderline personality disorder based on a true story psychiatric hospital escape female protagonist mental institution based on memoir or autobiography psychiatrist hanging mental illness journal psychiatric ward self mutilation 1960s
Release Date: March 24, 1999
|Slogan||:||«The crazy thing is, you're not crazy.»|
|Production Companies||:||Red Wagon Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Columbia Pictures|
|Producers||:||Cathy Konrad, Lisa Beach, Douglas Wick, Winona Ryder, Georgia Kacandes, Georgia Kacandes, Susanna Kaysen, Carol Bodie|
|Writers||:||James Mangold, Susanna Kaysen, Lisa Loomer, Anna Hamilton Phelan|
Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.