R | | Biography, Drama
Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the late 1960s.
One of the characters is called Daisy Randone. Director and screenwriter James Mangold's previous movie, Cop Land (1997), which he also wrote as well as directed, also featured characters with the surname Randone (Joey and Liz Randone).
Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60s. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted.
In the taxi when Susanna first goes to Claymoore, she lights a cigarette. Then she jumps into a flashback. When the flashback is over, she lights a cigarette again. There is no sign of the cigarette before the flashback. Given how long the real-time might have taken during the flashback, it's entirely likely that she finished the first, got rid of it, and lit a second.
Director James Mangold states in the DVD commentary that the original cut was three hours long. This version has not been shown publicly nor released on any media; however, the DVD contains 15 minutes of the scenes deleted from the final cut.
$95,399 26 December 1999