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Girl, Interrupted

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Girl, Interrupted is an autobiographical book by Susanna Kaysen[?] first published in 1994, that relates the authors experience of borderline personality disorder and psychiatric hospital. It was adapted into a 1999 movie that was both starred by and produced by Winona Ryder.

The movie, which starred Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Clea Duvall[?], Vanessa Redgrave and Whoopi Goldberg takes viewers to 1967, when Susanna Kaysen is told by her psychiatrist that she needs to take a short rest at in a psychiatric ward of McLean Hospital.

During her stay, Susanna meets Lisa (Jolie). Lisa proves to be a sexually driven and volatile character. Susanna and Lisa formed a tight bond, but later Lisa begins to spin out of control and becomes a traitor to Susanna. Lisa ended up wearing a strait jacket and tied to a bed, repenting from what she did to Susanna. Sussana also befriends Daisy (Murphy), whose home problems lead to her suicide. Lisa, however, was not so sympathetic to Daisy's problems and never really shows desire of being friends with her.

The movie also stars Redgrave as the mental institution's director and Goldberg as a nurse.

The movie won various awards and nominations.

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