Director: James Mangold Cast: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Elisabeth Moss, Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambor, Vanessa Redgrave, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bettis, Jilian Armenante, Christina Myers, Joanna Kerns, Kurtwood Smith, Mary Kay Place, Bruce Altman, KaDee Strickland
Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Angelina Jolie)
I First Saw In: 2015
Synopsis: Based on writer Susanna Kaysen’s account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s.
Quotables: LISA: I’m playing the villain, baby, just like you want. I try to give you everything that you want.
And now a Word from the Guise:
I didn’t really care for this movie too much. Some of the performances were really good, but neither of those were from either Winona Ryder or Angelina Jolie. Winona Ryder is always very flat and wooden, and just kind of sucks the life out of any scene. And Angelina Jolie seemed to have based her performance on societal perception of a sociopath. Brittany Murphy, on the other hand, gave a very moving performance.
Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233