Girl, Interrupted is the kind of movie that pulls you in and makes you feel for the characters you're watching. It'll have you thinking about it days after. I first watched it around the time when it was first released in '99...I was a tween myself and loved the film but didn't really "get it" like most younger viewers wont. The true meaning of the story is serious and real. This film is truly exceptional played by an amazing cast. Angelina Jolie makes an incredible performance. Winona Ryder steals your heart with her amazing charm and spirit. Angela Bettis can't get no better than this. Whoopie Goldberg is heartwarming and inspirational, and the deceased Brittany Murphy's best role ever! It's set in the 60's where Suzanna Kaysen (Winona) is sent to a hospital for a "rest" where she meets all sorts of people with different problems and makes some special friends along the way. A real look at mental hospitals and the lives of those who are sent there. You will laugh and cry throughout (mostly cry). Lots of very strong language including sexual. Violence of all sorts, lots of prescription drug use and some marijuana use. Several sexual situations (couple laying in bed naked but covered, implied oral sex or "going down on a guy" off screen, discussions with a therapist, heavy kissing, an affair with a married man, and the peer pressure of sleeping with someone before marriage). There is also graphic verbal bullying which causes a suicide. This film isn't really recommended for teens - it's more of an adult film with adult situations. So I'm going to say 18+ Such a remarkable film you can't miss!!!