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Prozac Nation (2001)

A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard.

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Noah (as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)
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Donald (as Nick Campbell)
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Elizabeth at 12
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A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard.

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Based On The New York Times Best-Selling Book! See more »


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Rated R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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13 June 2003 (Portugal)  »

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A Prozac népe  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Jessica Lange was mentioned in the "Prozac Nation" book. See more »

Goofs

Elizabeth has a Bruce Springsteen "Tunnel of Love" album poster hanging in her room in 1985. The album was not released until 1987. See more »

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[opening narration]
Elizabeth: Back, back, back. How fucking far back do you go? My mom and dad were divorced before I was two, and from that on my father was almost uninvolved in my life, and my mother much too involved. She wanted to make up for all her mistakes through me.
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During the opening credits, the close-up shots of the letters Elizabeth is typing form the sentence, "I hate myself and I want to die." See more »

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Featured in Anatomy of a Scene: Prozac Nation (2001) See more »

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Sweet Jane
Written and Performed by Lou Reed
Used by permission of Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
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should have been great
6 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It seems no matter what I see her in, Christina Ricci seems full of promise but fails to deliver. Sure she can cry and scream, but Prozac Nation sees Ricci totally out of her depth, perhaps I'm being too harsh.... okay, I'm shifting the blame to the director. Jessica Lange is outrageous and almost reaches Faye Dunaway heights of megadramatisation. Unfortunately I think Lange peaked with Frances and it was all downhill from there. There was every chance of this film being slick and witty while tackling depression head on. What we get instead is poorly acted hysteria dressed up with a stereotypical try hard eighties veneer. I really had no sense of the films eighties backdrop, since I was unsatisfied with the lame attempt at making believe it was the eighties just because ms Ricci wears a madonna inspired dress to her "lost my virginity" celebration. Cmon everyone, you are ALL better than this. The filmmakers should hang their heads in shame, and as a result of disappointment, Elizabeth Wurtzel could probably make a bundle if she sued for "irrepairable emotional damages" as a result of the finished product. go on lizzie, sue! I would


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