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Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 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 Anonymous

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If you had a second chance at life...what would you change? See more »

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2 October 2009 (Poland)  »

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Veronika Decide Morrer  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Lindsay Lohan had signed on to play Veronika in 2006. The studios had big plans to make it her next big vehicle movie that would appeal to teenagers and be released in early 2007. However, she eventually dropped out to focus on smaller, independent projects, in hopes of establishing herself as a more serious actress. Production then stalled for over a year. See more »

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Veronika: [first lines]
Veronika: 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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Everything In It's Right Place
(Live Version)
Written by: Thom Yorke (as Thomas Yorke) / Phil Selway / Ed O'Brien (as Edward O'Brien) / Jonathan Greenwood / Colin Greenwood
Performed by: Radiohead
Recording courtesy of: EMI MUSIC
Published by: WARNER / CHAPPELL MUSIC
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Beautiful film - mediocre acting
19 September 2012 | by (Ho, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Bearing some similarities with "Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself" I was somewhat skeptic from the start but quickly realised this had something else to offer. Cinematography was beautiful as were the sceneries, but acting as a whole was terrible. Dr. Blake was really quite good and Edward showed glimpses of greatness but that was all. For someone sinking, Veronika showed remarkable composure throughout and the attempt to show the patients as the only truly sane went completely overboard and lost the subtlety that would have been so becoming. The underlying story is good but implementation simply didn't do it justice. And what is it with these "Victorian" asylums? Surely they *did* exist in latter days - but this weird fusion between modern day therapy and a 100 year old perception of lunacy is contrived at best.


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