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
A drama of anorexia nervosa. A movie that just might save your child's life.
11 May 1981 (USA)
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Also Known As:
A Mais Bela Rapariga do Mundo
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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The leading role originally went to Jodie Foster
, but withdrew, since she was attending at Yale. See more
How do you feel about all this, Casey?
I don't know... I don't want to know. I don't want it and I hate it.
What do you hate?
My family. I hate them... but I want them... and I hate wanting them.
Why do you hate it?
I hate wanting. Wanting something means that you'll never get it.
Haven't we always given you what you wanted? You have everything you've asked for.
Tell me one damn thing that I ever asked for? What... what did I ever ask for? I asked for nothing... and that's what I got. Gail got ...
I Think I Understand
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell See more