Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.
- Genre: Drama
- Studio: Columbia Pictures, 3 Arts Entertainment, Global Medien KG, Red Wagon Entertainment
- Keyword: based on novel or book, suicide attempt, identity, puberty, female friendship, biography, insanity, borderline personality disorder, based on true story, psychiatric hospital, escape, female protagonist, mental institution, based on memoir or autobiography, psychiatrist, hanging, mental illness, psychiatric ward, self mutilation, 1960s
- Cast: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Clea DuVall, Elisabeth Moss, Whoopi Goldberg