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Brain on Fire (2016)

A young, capable professional cannot explain her newly erratic behavior.

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(screenplay), (memoir)
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Stephen Grywalski
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Tom Cahalan
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Rhona Nack
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Margo
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Richard
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Allen
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Giselle (as Jean MacLean Angus)
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Senator
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Dr. Najjar
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Dr. Ryan
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Dr. Khan
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Dr. Siskin
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Dr. Samson
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Dr. Han
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The film follows the harrowing experience of a writer struggling with a rare neurological disease from when she first suffers symptoms to the many attempts at diagnosing it and the eventual discovery of the real cause of her illness. Based on the book, 'Brain On Fire', the true story of Susannah Cahalan, a journalist for the New York Times. Written by Danny

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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22 February 2017 (Philippines)  »

Also Known As:

Lángoló agy  »

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2.35 : 1
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Dakota Fanning was originally cast in the lead role. See more »

Quotes

Susannah Cahalan: What else had I forgotten? What else would come back, knocking me off balance and reminding me how tenuous my grip on reality was?
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Job Well Done
5 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about a very serious topic. The movie itself isn't all that complicated, but it makes you think about the the whole psychiatric system and all the wrong and serious diagnosis given to various of people, especially young ones. The main actress did a great job. Her name is Chloe Grace Moretz and yes she's just adorable. The movie really surprised me, in a good way, and yes I highly recommend it.


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