History Film / GirlInterrupted

12th Aug '16 8:28:12 AM mlsmithca
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* BlatantLies: Given that Georgina's a pathological liar, it's natural that she lets slip a few of these.

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* BlatantLies: Given that Georgina's a pathological liar, it's natural that she lets slip a few of these. Also counts as a bit of a BrickJoke. Georgina states she's a pathological liar when Susanna meets her, but her outrageous lies aren't shown until the end.



** Also counts as a bit of a BrickJoke. Georgina states she's a pathological liar when Susanna meets her, but her outrageous lies aren't shown until the end.



* BrokenBird: Despite her haughty attitude, Daisy is this. [[spoiler: And it doesn't take much for Lisa to push her over the edge.]]

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* BrokenBird: BrokenBird:
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Despite her haughty attitude, Daisy is this. [[spoiler: And it doesn't take much for Lisa to push her over the edge.]]



-->'''Susanna:''' What if you don't have a secret?
-->'''Lisa:''' Then you're a lifer, like me.
* BrokenRecord: ''"Don't they know it's the end of the world..."''

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-->'''Susanna:''' --->'''Susanna:''' What if you don't have a secret?
-->'''Lisa:'''
secret?\\
'''Lisa:'''
Then you're a lifer, like me.
* BrokenRecord: ''"Don't "Don't they know it's the end of the world..."''"



* ClusterFBomb: Lisa seems unable to open her mouth without dropping at least one f-bomb.

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* ClusterFBomb: ClusterFBomb:
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Lisa seems unable to open her mouth without dropping at least one f-bomb.



-->'''Janet:''' When they built this place they put the tunnels in so the loons didn't have to go anywhere in the cold.
--> '''Susanna:''' I must've missed that in the brochure.

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-->'''Janet:''' --->'''Janet:''' When they built this place they put the tunnels in so the loons didn't have to go anywhere in the cold.
-->
cold. \\
'''Susanna:''' I must've missed that in the brochure.



--> '''Susanna:''' Has anyone ever watched ''you'' shave your legs?
--> '''Valerie:''' I got two kids and one bathroom; what do you think?

--> After which Susanna upstages her in the snark department by responding "I think you should lock the door."

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--> '''Susanna:''' --->'''Susanna:''' Has anyone ever watched ''you'' shave your legs?
-->
legs?\\
'''Valerie:''' I got two kids and one bathroom; what do you think?

--> After which Susanna upstages her in the snark department by responding "I
think?\\
'''Susanna:''' I
think you should lock the door."



* FunnyAfro : Downplayed, but Creator/WhoopiGoldberg has an awesome 'fro, as part of her character. It's TheSixties.
* FreakOut: Polly, usually the epitome of cheer, completely loses it one night, throwing things around and screaming "I'm ugly!" repeatedly. In the novel, she screams "My face!" over and over again. MG has one, as well, and gets carted away in a straitjacket. (See HannibalLecture, below)
** Janet (the anorexic girl, played by Creator/AngelaBettis ) has one after Daisy gets released from the asylum.

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* FunnyAfro : FunnyAfro: Downplayed, but Creator/WhoopiGoldberg has an awesome 'fro, as part of her character. It's TheSixties.
* FreakOut: FreakOut:
**
Polly, usually the epitome of cheer, completely loses it one night, throwing things around and screaming "I'm ugly!" repeatedly. In the novel, she screams "My face!" over and over again. MG has one, as well, and gets carted away in a straitjacket. (See HannibalLecture, below)
straitjacket.
** Janet (the anorexic girl, played by Creator/AngelaBettis ) Creator/AngelaBettis) has one after Daisy gets released from the asylum.



* HannibalLecture:
** After Lisa is locked in solitary confinement, she says something (that the audience never hears) that results in M.G. being taken away in a straitjacket.

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* HannibalLecture:
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HannibalLecture: After Lisa is locked in solitary confinement, she says something (that the audience never hears) that results in M.G. being taken away in a straitjacket.



--> '''Lisa:''' You know, there's too many buttons in the world. There's too many buttons and they're just - there's way too many just begging to be pressed, they're just begging to be pressed, you know? They're just - they're just ''begging'' to be pressed, and it makes me wonder, it really makes me fucking wonder, why doesn't anyone ever press mine? Why am I so neglected? Why doesn't anyone reach in and rip out the truth and tell me that I'm a fucking whore, or that my parents wish I were dead?
--> '''Susanna:''' ''Because you're dead already, Lisa!'' No one cares if you die, Lisa, because you're dead already. Your heart is ''cold''. That's why you keep coming back here. You're not free. You need this place, you need it to feel alive. It's ''pathetic''.

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--> '''Lisa:''' -->'''Lisa:''' You know, there's too many buttons in the world. There's too many buttons and they're just - there's way too many just begging to be pressed, they're just begging to be pressed, you know? They're just - they're just ''begging'' to be pressed, and it makes me wonder, it really makes me fucking wonder, why doesn't anyone ever press mine? Why am I so neglected? Why doesn't anyone reach in and rip out the truth and tell me that I'm a fucking whore, or that my parents wish I were dead?
-->
dead?\\
'''Susanna:''' ''Because you're dead already, Lisa!'' No one cares if you die, Lisa, because you're dead already. Your heart is ''cold''. That's why you keep coming back here. You're not free. You need this place, you need it to feel alive. It's ''pathetic''.



* NeverTrustATrailer: [[BlatantLies It's a heartwarming feel-good story.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BHHUBZf7y4 Honest.]]
** In addition, there is great exchange in the trailer that never made it into the finished film:

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* NeverTrustATrailer: [[BlatantLies It's a heartwarming feel-good story.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BHHUBZf7y4 Honest.]]
**
]] In addition, there is a great exchange in the trailer that never made it into the finished film:



* RuleOfThree : Put to use a few times. Susanna hurts her hand three times: the first when she bangs her wrist and thinks the bones are gone, the second when she slices her palm on the fence during Toby's visit, and the third when her hand is smashed in the heavy door in the basement. Susanna talks about taking a bottle of aspirin: the first time with her father's friend (Creator/KurtwoodSmith), the second time with Melvin, and the third time with Toby. She denies trying to commit suicide the first two times, then admits she was trying to kill herself. Lisa is put in solitary first when she arrives on Susanna's first day, second after they stay up singing to Polly (and Lisa and Susanna run away), and the third time after she's brought back all strung out and twitchy.

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* RuleOfThree : RuleOfThree: Put to use a few times. times.
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Susanna hurts her hand three times: the first when she bangs her wrist and thinks the bones are gone, the second when she slices her palm on the fence during Toby's visit, and the third when her hand is smashed in the heavy door in the basement. basement.
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Susanna talks about taking a bottle of aspirin: the first time with her father's friend (Creator/KurtwoodSmith), the second time with Melvin, and the third time with Toby. Toby.
**
She denies trying to commit suicide the first two times, then admits she was trying to kill herself. herself.
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Lisa is put in solitary first when she arrives on Susanna's first day, second after they stay up singing to Polly (and Lisa and Susanna run away), and the third time after she's brought back all strung out and twitchy.



* TheShrink: Several varieties, given that it takes place in a mental institution. The two most notable ones are Dr. Potts and Dr. Wick.



* TheShrink: Several varieties, given that it takes place in a mental institution. The two most notable ones are Dr. Potts and Dr. Wick.
4th Jul '16 8:15:15 AM shamblingdead2
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast : Not sure of Claymoore (which sounds like Claymore) is named for the landmine, the battleship, or the big Scottish sword, but the implications are dangerous.
1st Jun '16 6:28:22 AM Orbiting
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--> Susanna: What if you don't have a secret?
--> Lisa: Then you're a lifer, like me.

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--> Susanna: -->'''Susanna:''' What if you don't have a secret?
--> Lisa: -->'''Lisa:''' Then you're a lifer, like me.



--> Cynthia: I'm a sociopath.
--> Lisa: No, you're a dyke.

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--> Cynthia: -->'''Cynthia:''' I'm a sociopath.
--> Lisa: -->'''Lisa:''' No, you're a dyke.
14th May '16 12:22:18 AM shamblingdead2
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* WhoopiEpiphanySpeech : Valerie, to Susanna.
--> You're just a little girl, who is driving herself crazy.
1st May '16 11:12:58 PM shamblingdead2
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** Also counts as a bit of a BrickJoke. Georgina states she's a pathological liar when Susanna meets her, but her outrageous lies aren't shown until the end.



** All of the patients count, as they're young and mentally ill. Most of them have some kind of FreudianExcuse, but WordOfGod on the commentary points out that in many films, the TroubledButCute protagonist spits out a secret in the third act. Susanna, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have a reason for her problems. She's depressed, but there's no real "breaking point" for her.
--> Susanna: What if you don't have a secret?
--> Lisa: Then you're a lifer, like me.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: M.G. is last seen being taken away in a straitjacket due to a psychotic breakdown, and isn't present when Susanna is saying goodbye to the other patients at the end.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: M.G. is last seen being taken away in a straitjacket due to a psychotic breakdown, and isn't present when Susanna is saying goodbye to the other patients at the end. It's fair to assume she goes to another ward, as does John the Orderly.
1st May '16 8:22:44 PM shamblingdead2
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%%* BrutalHonesty: Lisa, all the time.

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%%* * BrutalHonesty: Lisa, all the time.time.
--> Everybody knows. Everybody knows, that [[spoiler: he fucks you]]. What they don't know is that you like it.



%%* ButchLesbian: Cynthia.

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%%* * ButchLesbian: Cynthia.Cynthia. Creates a bit of ValuesDissonance, because at the time homosexuality was considered a mental illness.
--> Cynthia: I'm a sociopath.
--> Lisa: No, you're a dyke.



* FreakOut: Polly, usually the epitome of cheer, completely loses it one night, throwing things around and screaming "I'm ugly!" repeatedly. In the novel, she screams "My face!" over and over again.
** Angela (the anorexic girl) has one after Daisy gets released from the asylum.

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* FunnyAfro : Downplayed, but Creator/WhoopiGoldberg has an awesome 'fro, as part of her character. It's TheSixties.
* FreakOut: Polly, usually the epitome of cheer, completely loses it one night, throwing things around and screaming "I'm ugly!" repeatedly. In the novel, she screams "My face!" over and over again.
again. MG has one, as well, and gets carted away in a straitjacket. (See HannibalLecture, below)
** Angela Janet (the anorexic girl) girl, played by Creator/AngelaBettis ) has one after Daisy gets released from the asylum.


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* RuleOfThree : Put to use a few times. Susanna hurts her hand three times: the first when she bangs her wrist and thinks the bones are gone, the second when she slices her palm on the fence during Toby's visit, and the third when her hand is smashed in the heavy door in the basement. Susanna talks about taking a bottle of aspirin: the first time with her father's friend (Creator/KurtwoodSmith), the second time with Melvin, and the third time with Toby. She denies trying to commit suicide the first two times, then admits she was trying to kill herself. Lisa is put in solitary first when she arrives on Susanna's first day, second after they stay up singing to Polly (and Lisa and Susanna run away), and the third time after she's brought back all strung out and twitchy.
31st Jan '16 12:35:02 AM shamblingdead2
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** Angela (the anoxeric girl) has one after Daisy gets released from the asylum.

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** Angela (the anoxeric anorexic girl) has one after Daisy gets released from the asylum.
31st Jan '16 12:33:05 AM shamblingdead2
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* ShoutOut : Several, to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. According to the [[WordOfGod commentary]], the director wanted to avoid the inevitable comparisons to ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and used the ''Oz'' books and film as beats in the film.
31st Jan '16 12:18:39 AM shamblingdead2
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* RiddleForTheAges: Since Georgina is a pathological liar, it's not clear if the story she tells Susanna on Polly's burn scars is the real version or not.

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* RiddleForTheAges: Since Georgina is a pathological liar, it's not clear if the story she tells Susanna on Polly's burn scars is the real version or not. Particularly when Polly seems to have no allergies to the cat.
20th Jan '16 1:43:33 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* TheBully: Lisa, mainly to Daisy, but she also makes Polly cry at one point for eavesdropping on Susanna when she's with her boyfriend and gives M.G a HannibalLecture for seemingly no reason.

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* TheBully: Lisa, mainly to Daisy, but she also makes Polly cry at one point for eavesdropping on Susanna when she's with her boyfriend and and, when in solitary confinement, she gives M.G a HannibalLecture for seemingly no reason.HannibalLecture.



* HannibalLecture: After Lisa is locked in solitary confinement, she says something (that the audience never hears) that results in M.G. being taken away in a straitjacket.
** She gives a ''brutal'' one to Daisy that drives the latter into [[spoiler: hanging herself.]]

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* HannibalLecture: HannibalLecture:
**
After Lisa is locked in solitary confinement, she says something (that the audience never hears) that results in M.G. being taken away in a straitjacket.
** She gives a ''brutal'' one to Daisy that drives the latter into [[spoiler: hanging herself.]]
straitjacket.



* AHouseDivided: Susanna's confrontation with Lisa, Georgina and Polly in the tunnels underneath the hospital.

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* %%* AHouseDivided: Susanna's confrontation with Lisa, Georgina and Polly in the tunnels underneath the hospital.



* InterruptedIntimacy: Susanna and Toby.

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* %%* InterruptedIntimacy: Susanna and Toby.



* KirkSummation: Susanna gives one to Lisa that doubles as a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech near the end of the film.
--> '''Lisa:''' You know, there's too many buttons in the world. There's too many buttons and they're just - there's way too many just begging to be pressed, they're just begging to be pressed, you know? They're just - they're just ''begging'' to be pressed, and it makes me wonder, it really makes me fucking wonder, why doesn't anyone ever press mine? Why am I so neglected? Why doesn't anyone reach in and rip out the truth and tell me that I'm a fucking whore, or that my parents wish I were dead?
--> '''Susanna:''' ''Because you're dead already, Lisa!'' No one cares if you die, Lisa, because you're dead already. Your heart is ''cold''. That's why you keep coming back here. You're not free. You need this place, you need it to feel alive. It's ''pathetic''.



* [[SirSwearsALot Lady Swears-A-Lot]]: Whenever Lisa starts talking, she ''will'' drop f-bombs like there's no tomorrow.

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* [[SirSwearsALot Lady Swears-A-Lot]]: LadySwearsALot: Whenever Lisa starts talking, she ''will'' drop f-bombs like there's no tomorrow.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Lisa to Daisy [[spoiler:(which is what finally tips Daisy over the edge)]], and later Susanna to Lisa (see ShutUpHannibal below). Even earlier, Valerie gives one to Susanna after the latter refuses to leave her bed and starts acting increasingly like Lisa. Susanna gives her one back, however.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Lisa to Daisy [[spoiler:(which is what finally tips Daisy over the edge)]], and later Susanna to Lisa (see ShutUpHannibal below).Lisa. Even earlier, Valerie gives one to Susanna after the latter refuses to leave her bed and starts acting increasingly like Lisa. Susanna gives her one back, however.



* ShutUpHannibal: Susanna gives one to Lisa that doubles as a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech near the end of the film.
--> '''Lisa:''' You know, there's too many buttons in the world. There's too many buttons and they're just - there's way too many just begging to be pressed, they're just begging to be pressed, you know? They're just - they're just ''begging'' to be pressed, and it makes me wonder, it really makes me fucking wonder, why doesn't anyone ever press mine? Why am I so neglected? Why doesn't anyone reach in and rip out the truth and tell me that I'm a fucking whore, or that my parents wish I were dead?
--> '''Susanna:''' ''Because you're dead already, Lisa!'' No one cares if you die, Lisa, because you're dead already. Your heart is ''cold''. That's why you keep coming back here. You're not free. You need this place, you need it to feel alive. It's ''pathetic''.



* TitleDrop: In Susanna's opening narrative.

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* %%* TitleDrop: In Susanna's opening narrative.
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