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Prozac Nation (2001)

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A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard.

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Erik Skjoldbjærg

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Elizabeth Wurtzel (based on the book by), Galt Niederhoffer (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Elizabeth
Jason Biggs ... Rafe
Anne Heche ... Dr. Sterling
Michelle Williams ... Ruby
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Noah (as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)
Jessica Lange ... Mrs. Wurtzel
Jesse Moss ... Sam
Nicholas Campbell ... Donald (as Nick Campbell)
Zoe Miller Zoe Miller ... Elizabeth at 12
Sheila Paterson Sheila Paterson ... Grandmother
Rob Freeman ... Mister Cool
Nicole Parker Nicole Parker ... Waitress (as Nicole Parker Smith)
Frida Betrani ... Julia
Klodyne Rodney Klodyne Rodney ... Nurse
Ian Tracey ... Rolling Stone Editor
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Storyline

Christina Ricci stars as Lizzie, a prize-winning student heading off to Harvard where she intends to study journalism and launch a career as a rock music critic. However, Elizabeth's fractured family situation including an errant father (Nicholas Campbell) and a neurotic, bitterly hypercritical mother (Jessica Lange) has led to a struggle with depression. When her all-night, drug-fueled writing binges and emotional instability alienate her roommate and best friend, Ruby (Michelle Williams), as well as both her first (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) and second (Jason Biggs) boyfriends, Lizzie seeks psychiatric counseling from Dr. Diana Sterling (Anne Heche), who prescribes the wonder drug Prozac. Despite success as a writer that includes a gig writing for Rolling Stone and some mellowing out thanks to her medication, Lizzie begins to feel that the pills are running her life and faces some tough choices about her future.

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Young and depressed in America See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Germany | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2003 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

A Prozac népe See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,364
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Elizabeth Wurtzel is writing the piece on Bruce Springsteen, a pack of Morleys, the fictional cigarette brand from the The X-Files (1993) and many other movies and TV shows can be seen on her desk. See more »

Goofs

When Lizzie leaves the hotel lobby, they cut to a shot of flying commercial airliner to denote that she flew to Austin; however, the airliner they cut to an Airbus A340 that did not have its first flight until 1991 and was definitely not in service in the mid-80's. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: Now mom and dad really had something to fight over: me. Then one day my dad disappeared. No numbers, no letters - just gone. I wrote to seventeen magazine, a long letter about us. They wanted to publish it as an article, but kept asking, your dad going away, does he come back? Does it have a happy ending? In reality it didn't, but I thought, what the hell, I'll give them what they want.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the close-up shots of the letters Elizabeth is typing form the sentence, "I hate myself and I want to die." See more »

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Featured in Anatomy of a Scene: Prozac Nation (2001) See more »

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Perfect Day
Written and Performed by Lou Reed
Used by permission of Screen Gems - EMI Music Inc.
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great acting and strong adaptation.....
29 January 2009 | by nikolastzanisSee all my reviews

i watched Prozac nation for the first time last night online. i was drawn immediately to the strong narrative by Rici's character. i could relate to her despair especially as a young adult. Thats what depression can do. It distorts reality. The story line is straight forward. So much so that its really the words and Rici's performance that kept me interested. I would recommend watching it. But its not an uplifting movie. But its honest. I would of liked to see some more flashback scenes to better understand the childhood experiences but i think the mothers performance helped in that area. I thought the scene where she first takes the e was well done.


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