over 5 years
I should finish the book because I wasn't in love with this movie.
over 5 years
Eh, It's O-K. I really don't think it does the book much justice.
almost 6 years
Ricci is really good and the subject makes you think. It's a brave film, worth a watch.
good movie about lack of understanding mental illnesses and the use of pharmaceuticals
Prozac Nation is a 2001 American drama film directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg, starring Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs and Anne Heche. . It is based on an autobiography of the same name by Elizabeth Wurtzel, which describes Wurtzel's experiences with major depression. The title is a reference to Prozac, the name of an Eli Lilly and Company-manufactured antidepressant she was prescribed.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wurtzel is a teenager accepted into Harvard with a scholarship in journalism. She has been raised by her divorced mother since she was two years old, but she misses her father and feels needy and depressed. When she joins the university, she lives with a roommate Ruby and loses her virginity with a man called Noah. Her article for the local column in The Harvard Crimson is awarded by Rolling Stone.
Lizzie becomes abusive in sex and abuses drugs as her depression worsens; in her anger and misery, she lashes out at those who love her most, ultimately making her problems worse. Her mother...