Set in the changing world of the late 1960's, GIRL INTERRUPTED is the searing story of Susanna Kaysen (Ryder), a young woman who finds herself at a renowned mental institution for troubled women. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name and directed by celebrated director James Mangold, GIRL INTERRUPTED features tour de force performance by todays most critically acclaimed young actors. 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. Kaysen soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been comitted, and she ultimatley has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside. © 1999 Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Co. Movie KG. All Rights Reserved.