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.
- Year: 1999
- Country: Germany, United States of America
- Genre: Drama
- Studio: Red Wagon Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, Global Medien KG, Columbia Pictures
- Keyword: puberty, based on novel or book, escape, suicide attempt, identity, insanity, female friendship, biography, based on true story, borderline personality disorder, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, female protagonist, based on memoir or autobiography, psychiatrist, hanging, mental illness, psychiatric ward, self mutilation, 1960s
- Director: James Mangold
- Cast: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Clea DuVall, Elisabeth Moss, Whoopi Goldberg