Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Prozac Nation (2001): review: 1.5/10

A clever girl wins a place at Harvard to do journalism.

Unfortunately, her mother irritates her and her parents divorced many years before: these things have somehow made her into a narcissitic little worm, given to depression.

The film illustrates the commonplace that the central character to a film, however wicked, has to have some redeeming characteristics- even Hannibal, in Silence of the Lambs has charisma, wit and a definate sense of style- or the viewer will rapidly lose interest

The Wurtzel character here is merely a capable scribbler- this isn't enough to compensate for her being quite so boring and brattish, and I couldn't get beyond the first half of this one

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