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Brain on Fire (2016)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 22 June 2018 (USA)
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A young, capable professional cannot explain her newly erratic behavior.

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Gerard Barrett

Writers:

Gerard Barrett (screenplay), Susannah Cahalan (memoir)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Susannah Cahalan
Thomas Mann ... Stephen Grywalski
Richard Armitage ... Tom Cahalan
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Rhona Nack
Jenny Slate ... Margo
Tyler Perry ... Richard
Alex Zahara ... Allen
Jenn MacLean-Angus ... Giselle (as Jean MacLean Angus)
Ken Tremblett ... Senator
Navid Negahban ... Dr. Najjar
Robert Moloney ... Dr. Ryan
Agam Darshi ... Dr. Khan
Janet Kidder ... Dr. Siskin
Vincent Gale ... Dr. Samson
Daniel Bacon ... Dr. Han
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Storyline

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 Post. 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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In May 2014, it was announced that the book was being adapted into a film of the same name starring Chloë Grace Moretz and produced by Cahalan and Charlize Theron. The film was released on Netflix June 22, 2018. See more »

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[first lines]
Susannah Cahalan: Have you ever been trapped? Lost in your own body, lost in your own mind, lost in time? So desperate to escape, to just... Get out.
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The rating doesn't Justify the MOVIE!
27 June 2017 | by m-tahirSee all my reviews

Let me start by stating I gave this movie a 10. OK.. may be got too excited but it doesn't deserve anything less than a 8. The negative comments are beyond my understanding. The story is based on true events. So obviously the end of the movie will depict what happened in reality. But I loved the ending. you have to watch this. The acting done by every one specially Chloe and the Dad was simply amazing. The direction of the movie was great. Gives you something to watch. You stay hooked to this movie till the end. I mean for me i wish the movie was a bit longer. It ended too soon. If I'm not wrong, I think they call it giving depth to the character. And that has been done brilliantly in this movie. No spoilers. But its a much watch. Ignore the negative comments and the low rating. If nothing, I Promise you once your done, u would have learned something new about medical science. But that is just an understatement.


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Release Date:

22 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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