Girl, Interrupted

Movie review by Hollis Griffin, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Powerful look at mental illness; ages 16+.

R 1999 127 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 15+

Showing in School for Psychology

I show this for a high school class I teach called Psychology in Film. This film is great for help in studying topics such as Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder. However, I would personally not recommend this film for early teenagers. There is a lot of overbearing language and a disturbing and graphic suicide scene. There is also a lack of positive role models for children to learn from. The movie is really good however, and I would recommend it.

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age 14+

Great Movie

I think that this move is very powerful, but very real. I think that it is just important to show a teenager about the sad and bad things in the world as it is to show them about the happy and good things in the world.

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
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