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Elizabeth Wurtzel (based on the book by)
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Pledge allegiance. Life's a drag. See more »
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A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Christina Ricci ... Elizabeth

Jason Biggs ... Rafe

Anne Heche ... Dr. Sterling

Michelle Williams ... Ruby

Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Noah (as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)

Jessica Lange ... Mrs. Wurtzel

Jesse Moss ... Sam

Nicholas Campbell ... Donald (as Nick Campbell)
Zoe Miller ... Elizabeth at 12
Sheila Paterson ... Grandmother

Rob Freeman ... Mister Cool
Nicole Parker ... Waitress (as Nicole Parker Smith)

Frida Betrani ... Julia
Klodyne Rodney ... Nurse

Ian Tracey ... Rolling Stone Editor
Wendy Noel ... Mrs. Edelman

Bill Marchant ... Lecturer
Tom Kent ... Lecturer
Christine Anton ... Mrs. Stevenson

Cindy Lentol ... Sheryl (as Cyndy Lentol)

Paula Plum ... Geeky Mom
Paul Hoover ... Geeky Dad
Tammy Bentz ... Announcer

Emily Perkins ... Ellen
Maddy Capozzi ... Amy

Claude De Martino ... Grandfather
Charles Andre ... Mugger
Mike Mitchell ... Purse Snatcher
Brad Swaile ... Student
Charles Siegel ... Dr. Isaacs

Lou Reed ... Lou Reed

Charles Singh ... Khalil (as Raahul Singh)

Chiara Zanni ... Ruby's Roommate
Stephen Basilone ... Warren
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Devon Diep ... Student (uncredited)
Jack Fleischer ... Harvard Student (uncredited)

Colby Johannson ... Frat Guy (uncredited)

Alma Martinez ... Professor (uncredited)

Josh Mead ... Frat Guy (uncredited)

Todd Poudrier ... Law Student (uncredited)
Jennifer Rappo ... Student (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ron Truppa ... Harvard Undergrad (uncredited)
Andrew Washington ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Erik Skjoldbjærg 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Elizabeth Wurtzel (based on the book by)

Galt Niederhoffer (adaptation)

Frank Deasy (screenplay) and
Larry Gross (screenplay)

Produced by
Rainer Bienger .... associate producer: Cinerenta
Willi Bär .... executive producer (as Willi Baer)
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Jason E. Frankel .... co-executive producer (as Jason Frankel)
Lati Grobman .... associate producer (as Deni Lati Grobman)
Ildiko Kemeny .... line producer: UK (as Brad Kemeny)
Nadia Leonelli .... line producer: second unit, New York
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
R. Paul Miller .... producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... producer
Scott Putman .... line producer: additional photography, Los Angeles
Christina Ricci .... co-producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
Andrea Sperling .... co-producer
Andrew Sugerman .... line producer
Fredrik Sundwall .... line producer: second unit, New York (as Frederick Sundevall)
John Thompson .... executive producer
Brad Weston .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Larson 
 
Cinematography by
Erling Thurmann-Andersen (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Lyons 
 
Casting by
Nancy Doyle 
Felicia Fasano 
Anne McCarthy 
Maura Tighe 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Clay A. Griffith 
 
Art Direction by
Don Macaulay 
 
Set Decoration by
Bobbie Frankel (Set Decorator: Boston)
 
Costume Design by
Terry Dresbach 
 
Makeup Department
Jayne Dancose .... makeup artist: Ms. Lange
Tamsin Dorling Barbosa .... hair artist: Ms. Ricci, UK (as Tasmin Dorling)
Tamsin Dorling Barbosa .... makeup artist: Ms. Ricci, UK (as Tasmin Dorling)
Frances Hannon .... makeup artist: Ms. Lange, UK
Diane Holme .... hair stylist
Paul Huntley .... wigs: additional photography, New York
Renate Leuschner .... wigs: additional photography, Los Angeles (as Renata Leuscher)
Richard Mawbey .... hairdresser: Ms. Lange, UK
Brenda McNally .... assistant hair stylist: Boston
Vittorio Palmisani .... first assistant hair stylist (as Vittorio Palmisano)
Connie Parker .... key makeup artist: Boston
Connie Parker .... makeup department head
Tina Roesler Kerwin .... makeup artist: additional photography/Los Angeles
Joe Rossi .... assistant makeup artist: Boston
Sanna Seppanen .... key hair stylist
Sanna Seppanen .... key hair stylist: Boston
Roy Sidick .... hair: Ms. Lange
Rupert Simon .... hairdresser: Ms. Ricci, UK
Kelvin R. Trahan .... hair stylist: additional photography/Los Angeles (as Kelvin Trahan)
Angela Wood .... first assistant makeup artist
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Stewart Bethune .... production manager (as Sterwart Bethune)
Joseph E. Foley .... production manager: Boston (as Joe Foley)
Todd Gilbert .... post-production supervisor
Lisa Parker .... production manager: UK
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ashley Bell .... assistant director
Timothy R. Boyce Jr. .... second second assistant director: Boston (as TR Boyce)
Tristan Calvo .... trainee assistant director
Carlos Fidel .... second assistant director: UK
Caroline Fine .... second assistant director: additional photography, Los Angeles
Dave 'Foots' Footman .... second assistant director (as David Footman)
Billy Greenfield .... second second assistant director: additional photography, Los Angeles (as Bill Greenfield)
Debra Herst .... third assistant director
Marco Londoner .... first assistant director
Christopher Miller .... first assistant director: additional photography, Los Angeles (as Chris Miller)
Aida Rodgers .... second assistant director: Boston
 
Art Department
Katharina Brand .... set dresser
Eli Bø .... production designer: UK (as Eli Bo)
Lisa Chugg .... buyer: UK
Lisa Chugg .... props master: UK
Colin Comeau .... lead painter
Bruno Coupe .... set dresser
Derek Del Puppo .... construction coordinator
Mitch Devon .... construction first aid
Ivar Dirikis .... construction buyer (as Ivar Dirikas)
Dawn Marie Dowling .... lead set decorator
Ken Doyle .... third set decorator: Boston (as Kenny Doyle)
Emma Faroh .... art department coordinator
Jane Gottschlag .... lead painter
Jurgen Gottschlag .... paint coordinator
Kevin Griffin-Park .... on-set dresser
Leah Hong .... computer graphics
Shirley Inget .... set director
Kim Jackson .... lead person: additional photography/Los Angeles
Will Jackson .... production designer: additional photography/Los Angeles
Della Mae Johnston .... buyer
Willis Karsgaard .... construction foreman
Jason B. Landels .... assistant props master (as Jason Landels)
Hayley Mills-Lot .... props buyer (as Hayley Mills-Lott)
Diane Nachlik .... assistant set decorator
Maggie Russell .... paint laborer
Tonya Soules .... set director
Aileen Sovronsky .... assistant props: Boston
Kevin Stephens .... lead carpenter
Tony Tarquini .... art department assistant: UK
Tony Tarquini .... stand-by: UK
Mike Tavanni .... leadman: Boston
Betty Vaughan-Richards .... assistant art director: UK (as Betty Vaughan Richards)
Betty Vaughan-Richards .... set decorator: UK (as Betty Vaughan Richards)
Kevin E. Vermeersch .... property master: Boston (as Kevin Vermeesch)
Trinita Waller .... props master
Mat Winterton .... sign fabricator
 
Sound Department
Steven J. Altieri .... cassettes and dubs: Sound Services, Inc. (as Steve Altieri)
Josh Bower .... boom: additional photography/Los Angeles
Fred Burnham .... sound mixer: Boston
Hugo Ekornes .... foley recordist
Hugo Ekornes .... sound effects editor
Steve Fish .... boom operator: UK
Petter Fladeby .... re-recording mixer
Baard H. Ingebretsen .... dialogue editor
Martin Lacroix .... boom (as Marty Lacroix)
Vicki McIsaac .... sound scheduler: ADR
Randall Meyers .... sound designer
Steven Morrow .... sound mixer: additional photography/Los Angeles (as Steve Morrow)
John Nord .... cassettes and dubs: Sound Services, Inc.
Christopher O'Donnell .... boom: Boston (as Chris O'Donnell)
Tormod Ringnes .... dialogue editor (as Tormond Ringnes)
John Taylor .... sound mixer: UK
Gisle Tveito .... technical supervisor
William Unrau .... cable (as Will Unrau)
Tor Anders Voldsund .... dialogue editor
Erik S. Watland .... foley artist
Erik S. Watland .... sound effects editor
Michael T. Williamson .... sound recordist (as Michael Williamson)
Mark Kenna .... sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gord Davis .... special effects coordinator
William 'Billy Jack' Jakielaszek .... special effects supervisor
Brian Ricci .... special effects: Boston
 
Visual Effects by
Keith Allan .... opticals: Title House Digital
Mark Allan .... opticals: Title House Digital
Ridge Blackwell .... opticals: Title House Digital
Halvor Bodin .... opening title designer: Virtual Garden
Steve Emerson .... digital compositor
Brian Fortenberry .... optical line-up: Title House Digital
Carlos Omar Guerra .... photography: title sequence (as Carlos Guerra)
 
Stunts
Lauro Chartrand .... stunts
Marny Eng .... stunt double: Christina Ricci
Corry Glass .... stunt double: Ms. Lange (as Corey Glass)
Jacob Rupp .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas Curran .... stills (as Doug Curran)
Phil Darrell .... gaffer: Boston
Sean Davis .... best boy
Herb DeWaal .... rigging grip (as Herb Dewaal)
John Diamond .... electrician: UK
Thomas Doran .... key grip: Boston (as Tommy Doran)
Steven J. Eliopoulos .... first assistant camera: Boston (as Steven Eliopoulos)
Eric Engler .... generator operator
Colin Field .... gaffer: UK
Jamie Fitzpatrick .... second assistant camera: Boston
Keith Flanagan .... grip (as Keith Flannagan)
William L. Flanagan .... best boy grip: Boston (as Bill Flanagan)
John Fletcher .... focus puller: UK
Michael Ginsburg .... still photographer: USA
Carlos Omar Guerra .... director of photography: second unit/New York (as Carlos Guerra)
Robin Hall .... lamp operator
Grant Hamakawa .... best boy grip
Gretchen Hatz .... camera loader: additional photography
Christian J. Hollyer .... loader: Boston (as Christian Hollyer)
Susan Jacobson .... clapper loader: UK
Kurt Jones .... Steadicam operator: additional photography/Los Angeles
Tom Kaczmarski .... key grip
William Kassis .... gaffer (as Bill Kassis)
Carol Macdonald .... second assistant camera (as Carol MacDonald)
Álex Martínez .... second assistant camera
Adrian McCarthy .... key grip: UK
W. James Meagher .... camera trainee (as James Meagher)
Symon Mink .... first assistant camera: second unit/New York
James R. Mitchell .... best boy electric: Boston (as Jim Mitchell)
Peter Mohr .... lamp operator
Jonathan Nixon .... additional photographer
Charlie Panayi .... electrician: UK
Larry Portmann .... first assistant camera (as Larry Portman)
Paul Postal .... gaffer: additional photography/Los Angeles
Dave Riopel .... dolly grip
Ian Roscorla .... lead grip (as Ina Roscorla)
Patrick Ruth .... electrician: Boston
Dean Schwingboth .... grip
Phil Stevens .... electrician: UK
Jase Tanner .... generator operator
Robert Tompkins .... dolly grip: Boston (as Bobby Tompkins)
Jim van Dijk .... 'a' camera operator (as Jim Van Dijk)
Jim van Dijk .... camera operator: Boston (as Jim Van Dijk)
Joe Waistell .... additional first assistant camera
Randy A. Jablonka .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jim van Dijk .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Stephanie Boeke .... extras casting
Susan Taylor Brouse .... co-casting director: Canada (as Sue Brouse)
Lynne Carrow .... casting director: Canada
Felicia Fasano .... additional casting: Los Angeles
Cheri Gaynor .... casting assistant: Vancouver
Jason Scott Kavner .... casting associate (as Jason Kavner)
Freddy Luis .... casting associate
Alex Newman .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Avanzo .... second assistant wardrobe: Boston
Hillary Derby .... third assistant wardrobe: Boston
Shane Deschamps .... wardrobe supervisor
Anne Lavender-Jones .... costume assistant: UK
Maria Livingstone .... assistant costume designer
Clare McLaren .... truck costumer
Bega Metzner .... assistant costume designer
Bega Metzner .... costume designer: Boston
Vanessa Munro .... costume supervisor: UK
Bill Murphy .... assistant wardrobe: additional photography/Los Angeles
Joanna Murphy .... wardrobe: additional photography/Los Angeles
Deborah Newhall .... key costumer: Boston
 
Editorial Department
Marie Hélène Desbiens .... negative cutter: Magic Film & Video (as Marie-Helene Desbiens)
Saul Escobedo .... film timer
Jordan Kessler .... post-production coordinator
Brian Kibbie .... negative cutter: Magic Film & Video
Vicki McIsaac .... post-production assistant
Sigrund Norderval .... associate editor (as Sigrun Norderval)
Yoon Sin Park .... negative cutter: Magic Film & Video
Joe Plenys .... assistant editor (as Joe Plennys)
Tom Scully .... assistant editor (as Thomas Scully)
Jim Towne .... assistant editor
Yon Van Kline .... associate editor (as Yon Von Kline)
 
Location Management
Jim Donnelly .... location scout / assistant
Thomas Hanna .... location manager: second unit/New York
Jeff N. Maclean .... location manager: Boston (as Jeff MacLean)
Keli Moore .... trainee assistant locations
Ritch Renaud .... location manager (as Ritch Rinaud)
Dinean Stayk .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Hugo Ekornes .... music editor
Joe Rangel .... music coordinator
Randy Spendlove .... executive in charge of music
Ashley Waldron .... music consultant (as Ashley Miller)
 
Transportation Department
Bobby Anderson .... period car coordinator: extras background, Boston (as Bob Anderson)
Corey Askins .... transportation: additional photography/Los Angeles
Jon Campbell .... insert car driver: Boston
Peter Franta .... driver: cast
Len Furssedonn .... driver: Ms. Lange, UK
Michael Hindle .... driver: Boston
Bill Janssen .... transportation coordinator
Phil Knight .... driver: Ms. Ricci, UK
Ron Lacroix .... transportation co-captain
Bob Lee .... driver: construction
Robert Martini .... transportation coordinator: Boston
M. Walter Moroz .... transportation captain (as Walter Moroz)
Bindy Sangha .... driver: set decorator
Ronald J. Tartaglia Jr. .... driver: Boston (as Ronnie Tartaglia)
 
Other crew
Lisa Ades .... research
Tsila Adler .... post-production accountant
Keith Allan .... titles: Title House Digital
Mark Allan .... titles: Title House Digital
Jill Antal .... accountant
Jill Antal .... payroll
Steven Bakewell .... runner: UK
Andrew Barron .... craft service
Andrew Barron .... first aid
Brunella Battista .... stand-in: Ms. Ricci
Ridge Blackwell .... titles: Title House Digital
Halvor Bodin .... typographer: Virtual Garden
Timothy R. Boyce Jr. .... key set production assistant: Boston
Donald Bruce .... production controller
Adria Budd Johnson .... assistant to producers (as Adria Budd)
Blake Busby .... typesetter: Title House Digital
Karen M. Cockrell .... post-production accounting manager (as Karen Cockrell)
Keith E. Cooper .... legal
Dixie Cutler .... publicist
Mitch Devon .... safety
Diana Dill .... script supervisor: UK
Anna Dobkin .... assistant locations: Boston (as Anna Jane Dobkin)
Mary Donovan .... production secretary: Boston
Dave Duce .... production coordinator: additional photography/Los Angeles
Steve Duke .... chef (as Steven Duke)
Susie Dunne .... runner: UK
Brian Enright .... production assistant: second unit/New York
Elton Farla .... unit nurse: UK
Glenn D. Feig .... legal: Barab, Kline & Coate, LLP
Sarah Felder .... dialect coach
Steven Forster .... assistant chef
Jason E. Frankel .... legal: Barab, Kline & Coate, LLP
Linda Gregory .... accountant: UK
Debra Grossman .... assistant to director
Andrew Hardwick .... production assistant: UK
Kimberly P. Harmon .... post-production accountant
Bonnie Hay .... stand-in: Ms. Williams
Steve Hoare .... set production assistant: Boston
Lori Hornung .... production coordinator: Boston
Josh Jacobs .... production assistant: second unit/New York
Dylan Jenkinson .... production assistant (as Dylan Jenkison)
Julie Landholt .... typesetter: Title House Digital
Matt Lawford .... shortfall insurance
Christi Lester .... production coordinator: additional photography/Los Angeles
Matthew A. MacDonald .... production assistant: second unit/New York (as Matthew MacDonald)
Sheenah Main .... production coordinator
Scott Masterson .... set production assistant: Boston
Robert Milicevic .... security
Nico Millican .... production assistant: additional photography/Los Angeles
Travis Mitchell .... accountant
Sheri Neimor .... accounting clerk
Buckley Norris .... insurance services: AON/Albert G. Ruben
Ann Pankonin .... craft service: Boston
Lisa Parker .... production coordinator: UK
Anil Patadé .... first assistant accountant (as Anil Patade)
Shaun Redick .... sales agent
Julia Reid .... extras wrangler
Matthew Rimmer .... production assistant: additional photography/Los Angeles (as Matt Rimmer)
Brian Robel .... assistant locations: Boston
Rodney Rodriguez .... production assistant: second unit/New York
Liz Schaeffer .... assistant: Ms. Ricci
Paul Simson .... first assistant coordinator
David Sitzman .... contracts administrator
Luis A. Soria .... corporate controller
Susan Stefanyshyn .... production accountant
Graeme Tait .... security co-captain
Marianne O. Ulrichsen .... technical consultant
Helga Ungurait .... script supervisor
Helga Ungurait .... script supervisor: Boston
Matthew Warren .... completion guarantee: Film Finances, Inc. (as Matt Warren)
Brad Weiss .... accountant (as Bradley Weiss)
W. Scott Weston .... production assistant
Robert White .... production assistant
Judith Windsor .... dialogue coach: UK
Larry Woodhouse .... security captain
Larry Woodhouse .... security coordinator
Jennifer Worrell .... typesetter: Title House Digital
Tina Simmons .... stand-in: Jessica Lange (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Richard Bishop .... thanks
Rick Emington .... thanks
Thomas Gunnerud .... thanks: Norsk Filmstudio A/S
Ray Price .... thanks
Tom Remlov .... thanks: Norsk Film A/S
Finn Skårderud .... thanks
Ashley Waldron .... thanks (as Ashley Miller)
Elizabeth Wurtzel .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity and some disturbing images
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95 min | Canada:99 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Trivia:
When Elizabeth Wurtzel is writing the piece on Bruce Springsteen, a pack of Morleys, the fictional cigarette brand from the "The X-Files" (1993) and many other movies and TV shows can be seen on her desk.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Elizabeth has sex, when she is talking to Ruby she goes to sit on the bed. In the next shot, she is standing up.See more »
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Elizabeth:One night there was something in my pants, like blood. My mom said, oh, hell, your period. This is where all the trouble starts. She was right.See more »
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References Taxi Driver (1976)See more »
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Des Testament Des MabuseSee more »

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65 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
read the book instead, 1 August 2005
Author: shoeshoe from United Kingdom

I think I should start by stating that I was hungry for this film, the book Prozac Nation, which chronicles Elizabeth Wurtzel's battle with depression, meant so much to me and each delay to the film (and there were many) only served to increase my desire to see it. Then I watched it…. and from the opening scene my heart sank.

But lets get things straight first, it is a good film, probably would never win any awards but there are worse ways to kill a couple of hours. The performances, from a cast that includes Jessica Lange and Anne Heche, are solid (although somewhat unfairly Jason Biggs will always be the guy who humped the pie in my eyes) and in the case of Christina Ricci, who played Wurtzel herself, exceptional, the soundtrack's cool (well it does include The Pretenders, Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen after all) and if you haven't read the book you'll probably like, maybe even love, it. However therein lies the problem, a film based on an international bestseller is surely aiming itself at a target audience of its readers and for this film that's the very people who are least likely to enjoy it. The film sucks out all the depth that made the book so brilliant and so important to millions, for example, instead of being a emotionally messed up young woman who fears abandonment and uses sex and anger as defence mechanisms, Wurtzel becomes a bitchy, whiny slut who is difficult to relate to or feel sympathy for. Furthermore the time constraints lead the film to focus solely on the Harvard years cutting out the important childhood/teen years and leading to a resolution which occurs far to early making depression seem like a problem which can be solved within a year. However I suppose the biggest problem the film has to overcome is the fact that reading Prozac Nation is a highly personal and private thing, meaning no film will be able to compare to the one the readers have already seen in their heads.

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