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Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

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After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.

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Emily Young

Writers:

Paulo Coelho (book), Larry Gross | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Veronika Deklava
Jonathan Tucker ... Edward
Erika Christensen ... Claire
Florencia Lozano ... Dr. Thompson
Rena Owen ... Nurse Josephine
Erica Gimpel ... Nurse White
Victor Slezak ... Gabriel Durant
Barbara Sukowa ... Mrs. Deklava
Victor Steinbach Victor Steinbach ... Mr. Deklava
Melissa Leo ... Mari
David Thewlis ... Dr. Blake
Virl Andrick Virl Andrick ... Boss
Jeff Applegate ... Anti-Pundit
Lisette Bross ... Work Colleague #1
Matthew Cowles ... Old Fred
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Storyline

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 has only 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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It wasn't until she decided to die, that Veronika found a reason to live See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Veronika Decide Morrer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,371,890
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After Veronika collapses and the paramedics come in, they check her neck for a pulse - however you can see very easily that she has a very rapid pulse in her neck. See more »

Quotes

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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Version of Veronika Decides to Die (2005) See more »

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Saturday Morning
written & performed by Rachael Yamagata
published by Shady Porch Music (BMI)
recording courtesy of Frankenfish Records / Yamagata Music, Inc
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it is Okay movie
11 April 2015 | by smithellie1966See all my reviews

Everyone has different perception and here is mine. I wouldn't say that this movie was very bad or boring. It was not believable in my opinion. If you decide to commit suicide in your own home, you make sure the doors are locked and nobody is going to visit you in the next few days. In this film she did not even pass out before someone was already banging on her door and how did they come in? Let alone how did they find out? From the email she sent in response to an advertisement? From that on things were becoming even less realistic. A nut house that looks like a retreat for super rich. Not sure why her parents were even brought into the story. The sudden transformation from hating life to loving it was unsubstantiated. A guy? A silent guy who was sitting on a tree suddenly made her realize that life is worth living? Quite a stretch after she was cynical about guys and marriage and family life in general. The performances were okay. I did not watch any of her other movies prior to this one simply because they are not the movies I watch.The final scenes, after the escape, were dull, pretentious and unrealistic. This film just confirmed that I stick to foreign movies, which almost never disappoint me. Force Majeure is the latest one I enjoyed.


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