Prozac Nation
Prozac Nation (2005)

Following up his critically acclaimed debut Insomnia (1997), Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjaerg makes his first English-language feature with this adaptation of the book by Elizabeth Wurtzel. Christina Ricci stars as Lizzie, a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 19, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2005
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Tobias
AV Club

There's really no reservoir of sympathy deep enough to support a whiny, navel-gazing Harvard student who turns her depression into a show-stopping spectacle.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

Truly depressing, a dark, mean and screechy film that still looks half-finished after years on the shelf.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It should be no surprise that a flick about depressives turns into a depressing film.

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Todd McCarthy

The self-centered brat at the center of Prozac Nation spends most of her time making life miserable for everyone around her, but there's little reason the public should have to pay for the same privilege.

James Berardinelli

In portraying Elizabeth Wurtzel, Ricci displays range, depth, and courage.

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Rob Gonsalves

Ricci commits fully, driven to bring Wurtzel's demons to life.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Ninety-eight minutes of this movie and you may find yourself reaching for Prozac or the antidepressant of your choice. A cheap shot, to be sure, but the movie earns it.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

[Ricci's] performance as a Harvard undergrad battling clinical depression compels your attention every moment she is on screen.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Prozak Nation is a manipulative, cloying take on depression, a watered down film from a watered down book.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The strong performances from Ricci and Lange elevate this depressing drama and prevent us from fully hating a troubled character who can't stop hurting… More
Edward Boxler
Ricci is fabulous, but the film is like a two hour complaint.
Spencer S.
For anyone suffering from depression, Elizabeth Wurtzel's 1994 memoir was a boon. This film reflects on her time at Harvard, and the battle that ensued as… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Prozac Nation" starts out in the 1980's when Elizabeth Wurtzel(Christina Ricci) is being driven to Harvard University for… More
Curtis Lilly
Okay if you like depressing movies about people who are completely self destructive. Personally, I knew too many of them in high school to want to spend… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
A depressant's nightmare based upon a true story. A young woman's adventure into coming to grips with her parent's divorce, being comfortable… More

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