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
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 »
In the scene when she had a MRI the machine she was in was actually a CAT scan machine. Not MRI. See more »
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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A very good documentary of the life of this girl and her condition. It's not supposed to be cool, fun or even filled with special effects. The actor brings the effects and that is the point with this movie. I liked it and I felt for her. It also gave me a deeper understanding of the condition she's suffering from.
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