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"Girl Inturrupted" Short Resume Essay

443 words - 2 pages

'Girl Interrupted' is a film set in the 60`s where, sex, drugs and big glasses are in.Hippies embodied this era, making it a memorable age. This movie depicts a darker side of the hippie-filled era where our protagonist, Susana (Wynona Rider), is committed to a mental ward. The story starts with Susana on a chair smoking a cigarette, as she does through most of the film, conversing with a psychologist about her attempt to commit suicide by swallowing a bottle of aspirins and then ingesting a bottle of vodka. She then commits herself into the mental institute. The ward itself is ...view middle of the document...

Lucy is an interesting character, ranging from a lunatic to an almost human personality. She tries to escape the mental ward a couple of times, but she still manages to get caught, making her character seem more attached to the ward than anything else. Near the end of the movie Lucy is transformed from a cold-hearted witch to a mental patient like no other. She too has feelings; however, she does not like to show them. Other patients include a pathological liar who only lies to people who keep her in the mental institute, and a scarred woman who is nice and timid but is scarred for life with burn marks an her face. Susana and the gang provide the movie with many adventures; for instance, the playing of a guitar and singing "Downtown" to their friend who is locked up in solitary for the night. Others include the intense scene where a friend of Susana is driven to suicide by Lucy`s nonstop rambling, cascading clever insults and using her ungodly power to get under her nerves.Contrary to what the movie states, I find that Lucy is the individual affected by borderline personality disorder, for she has intense bouts of anger, depression and she feelings of being misunderstood. Lucy has unstable patterns of social relationships, sudden changes from idealization to devaluation and impulsive behavior.

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