Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (1993)

girl interrupted

Non-Fiction | Memoir
4 StarsBlurb:

“In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she’d never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles—as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary.”
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Benny and Joon

Benny and Joon (Movie, 1993)

Benny and Joon

Dramedy | Romance | Family
Rated PG
5 stars

Lead Cast: Johnny Depp (Sam), Mary Stuart Masterson (Joon), Aidan Quinn (Benny)

This movie perhaps can be called a classic in that it is beautiful, simple, complex, and delightful. It is a movie made twelve years ago and yet still holds its own without seeming obviously dated or held back. The leaps and bounds that have been made in the film industry since 1993 do not take away from the soul of this film and thus it holds its own and in my eyes becomes a classic.  Continue reading