I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)

R   |    |  Drama, Fantasy


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A disturbed,institutionalized 16-year-old girl struggles between fantasy and reality.


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28 February 2006 | smatysia
7
| Pretty good film, although not that pleasant to watch
Pretty good film, although not that pleasant to watch. This was done the year after "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" swept the major Oscars, so it might have been an attempt to cash in. Kathleen Quinlan was outstanding, though she was so young, I might not have recognized her if I hadn't known. She played the mentally disturbed extremely well, largely by not over-doing it, passing on the chance to chew the scenery. The story is about a young girl (16 or so) committed to a mental hospital in what looks like the 1950's. Bibi Anderssen as the psychiatrist seemed to be a follower of Freud, who has since been discredited. A previous commenter said that "Deborah" would not likely be considered schizophrenic today. I have not read the book that this was based on, but the movie portrays Deborah as profoundly mentally ill. Seems schizo to me.

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Release Date:

29 October 1977

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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