After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
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The story centers on Veronika, a woman in her mid twenties who appears to have everything: good looks, good job and a great life ahead of her. Yet she decides to end her own life. She is unsuccessful and awakens in a mental hospital where she learns that she has only a short time to live. However in the hospital she meets people who are only 'insane' because they don't always follow society's rules. With little left to lose, Veronika embarks on a journey on which she frees herself to experience relationships and emotions and ultimately discovers what it means to live. Written by
After Veronika collapses and the paramedics come in, they check her neck for a pulse - however you can see very easily that she has a very rapid pulse in her neck. See more »
Well, let's see. After you decide that I'm depressed, or whatever, you'll put me on meds, right? Well I know hundreds of people on them and they're all doing just fine. Really. I'll go back to work on my new anti-depressants, have dinner with my parents and persuade them I'm back to being the normal one who never gives them any trouble. And one day some guy will ask me to marry him. He'll be nice enough. That'll make my parents very happy. The first year we'll make love all the ...
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This probably won't win any awards or be considered a classic but it is well worth your time and money.
"Don't confuse insanity with the loss of control." Veronika (Geller) is tired of living and decides to die. She takes a cocktail of alcohol and pills. When she wakes up in the hospital she is told that even though she didn't die she damaged her heart to the point of where she could still die anytime. Faced with having to wait longer in an institution she thinks this is worse. She begins to have an effect on other residents there and realizes things aren't as bad as she thought. This is a movie that starts off strong, drags a little in the middle but the ending is perfect and that is really what makes the movie. I don't want to give anything away, but if you start to get bored stick with the movie, you will not regret it. Geller is very good in this, and while the movie deals with suicide it never feels overly melodramatic or cheesy. It had tinges of Girl, Interrupted which I liked. This probably won't win any awards or be considered a classic but it is well worth your time and money. Overall, an OK movie with a perfect ending. I give it a B.
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