• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Erik Skjoldbjaerg
    In Theaters:
    Mar 19, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 5, 2005
  • Miramax Films

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Prozac Nation Reviews

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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.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

May 29, 2010
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

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

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 22, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

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

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: C-

June 21, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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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.

Full Review Source: AV Club

January 5, 2007
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 5, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The film avoids disease-of-the-week sentimentality with Ricci's calm, reasoning voice-over juxtaposing her erratic behavior; she realizes what she's doing but just can't stop.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

Outside of Ricci, everything's been sucked out to a bland finish.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 28, 2005
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

it seems that Elizabeth's problem isn't that she's clinically depressed. It's because she's a first class a-hole. (That's a scientific term)

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 2, 2005
Marcy Dermansky
About.com

Poor Ricci, stuck in the role of the egotistical unlikeable young woman, tries her hardest to appear miserable.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 2/5

July 8, 2005
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Prozac Nation moves along at the speed of a Norwegian glacier, yet it provides the observer with nowhere near the pleasure.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

July 7, 2005
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

well-made, but almost relentlessly downbeat portrait of self-destruction -- it makes Winona Ryder's similar 'Girl, Interrupted' look like 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm'

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

July 1, 2005
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com

despite low expectations, you press on, hoping for something interesting to happen

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

May 5, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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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.

| Original Score: D+

March 4, 2005
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Truly depressing, a dark, mean and screechy film that still looks half-finished after years on the shelf.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1/4

March 4, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Ricci, a largely inconsistent and limited actress, is splendid when the atomic bomb inside her character's head goes off.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

June 14, 2004
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com

Much like I imagine spending time with Wurtzel herself, Prozac Nation is a laborious, annoying, and wholeheartedly repulsive experience.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: F

May 10, 2004
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

She's irritating, brash, self-centered and ultimately lovable in this '80s angst film, which may not play well with today's audiences who would be rather dismissive to such a me-generation attitude.

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 2/4

February 24, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Ancorado pelas ótimas atuações de Ricci e Lange, o filme traça um retrato fiel da depressão - e aqueles que passaram (ou passam) por esta experiência certamente o aplaudirão.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 6, 2004
Pam Grady
Reel.com

Offers little insight into mental illness or its treatment, and it offers even less drama.

| Original Score: 2/4

March 13, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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In portraying Elizabeth Wurtzel, Ricci displays range, depth, and courage.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

March 11, 2003
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