The Bottom Line
- Christina Ricci looks good with hoop earrings and tight jeans
- The burning melodrama is easy and fun to mock
- Lou Reed sings "Perfect Day" on screen
- A protagonist who is easy to dislike
- Cliche filled, overwrittten voice overs
- Repetitive, shrill fight scenes between Christina Ricci and Jessica Lange
- Starring Christina Ricci, Anne Heche, Michelle Williams, Jonathan Rhys-Myers, and Jessica Lange.
- Directed by Erik Skjoldbjaerg (INSOMNIA).
- Rated: R, Not for sale to persons under age 18.
- Studio: Miramax Home Entertainment.
- DVD Release Date: July 5, 2005.
- Special features: "Anatomy of a Scene" segment from the Sundance Channel.
Guide Review - Prozac Nation
The young co-ed seems to have it all going for her: a terrific roommate (Michelle Williams), a hot boyfriend (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a rising career as music journalist. (Only nineteen years old, her articles appear in Rolling Stone Magazine.) Problem is, she has inner demons that all stem from her parents' ugly divorce. Wurtzel cannot be happy. She insists on physic pain, while making sure always to dress well and seductively smoke cigarettes.
Poor Ricci, stuck in the role of the egotistical unlikeable young woman, tries her hardest to appear miserable. In a way, she succeeds. Her continuous fights with mother, roommate, and boyfriends, will send your fingers to your ears (or at least compel you to fast forward.)