Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nervosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her... See full summary »
Casey Powell is a young teenage girl who is secretly suffering from anorexia nervosa, a mental and physical illness of deliberately starving herself or self-induced vomiting, because of her troubled home life and problems at school in which her bickering parents must put aside their differences to help her recover before her condition kills her. Written by
The leading role originally went to Jodie Foster, but withdrew, since she was attending at Yale. See more »
They got some new drugs they want to try on me to see if they can cure my bulmarexia.
What's bulmarexia? I got a lot to teach you. Bulmaxeria is binging, then getting rid of it. You see, it's kind of like eating through the refrigerator, then hitting the pizza joints, burger places, doughnut shops, wherever you can eat, you eat. I can eat three weeks non-stop. I could win awards.
If you eat like that, then how come, I mean, how come you don't weigh 500 pounds?
I'd rather ...
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Showing sparks of talent Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a depressed early eighties teen living with a super-controlling father and usual family of idiots. Very well done and very ahead of it's time even if the soundtrack is a little too REO Speedwagon.
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