I just watched a really amazing movie on DVD – “Prozac Nation“. It is based on a best-selling book by Elizabeth Wurtzel, which tells the story of a depressed young girl, daughter of devorced parents. The interesting part is in the perspective. This girl does not realize that she has a depression and needs to be treated, which is the problem that a lot of people are having. I don’t know how accurate the movie was done, since I haven’t read the book, yet. So I won’t comment on that.
Apart from the perspective, another different side of the film was casting. There were plenty of celebrities, but mostly all of them are young Hollywood stars – Christina Ricci, Anne Heche, Michelle Williams, Jason Biggs and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Older generation was represented by Jessica Lange. All of them weren’t for nothing. There were plenty of excellent acting.
Excellent photography and good soundtrack do compliment the movie.
Directing was rather weak, I think. There wasn’t enough drama and cast wasn’t pushed to the limit, although some of them went pretty far.
Overall, an excellent film – 9 out of 10.