That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.
Captivating script, though I haven't read the original novel so I can't really tell if it's a good adaptation or not.
However, I am sure that the directing doesn't emphasize the script as it should have - the strongest scenes were pretty much stripped off the intensity they deserved. Long silent takes would've come out as a better portrait of the mentally deranged.
Cried the most of it, though.
Someone just made a film about all my childhood and teen years, just like that this movie has become my ultimate favorite of all time.
It's so real, such great performances, sad and brutal, painful but honest.
This shows how Christina Ricci's potential is amazingly brilliant.
I do recommend it, but maybe, not everybody will get the depth of this masterpiece.
I have very mixed feelings for this film. The second half is arguably better than the first. It does offer great insight on depression, the mood swings, on how easily anxiety, paranoia and guilt can take over a person's life. And then there's the first half, that relies too much on narration and cheap camera tricks, which doesn't quite allow the story to have the effect it should.