Brain on Fire (2016)
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as Susannah Cahalan
as Tom Cahalan
as Rhona Nack
as Dr. Khan
as Dr. Najjar
as MRI Technician
as Dr. Russo
Critic Reviews for Brain on Fire
We watch Chloe Grace Moretz's epic meltdown from a bored distance, until the drama remembers its lost calling as a disease-of-the-week movie. At that point, we receive the abrupt news of a cure with an indifferent shrug.
It's the sort of role for which the Razzies were invented, and what little audience it finds will almost certainly be heckling as they watch Moretz implode.
One of those rare films that help spread awareness of a disease which many wouldn't have heard of.
The medical misfire Brain On Fire is based on a true story and apparently its producers thought this was sufficient reason to breathe life into the project. It is not.
The true-life medical drama is less likely to bring awareness to a very rare autoimmune disorder than it is to be consumed as a low-rent imitator of Safe, Todd Haynes' 1995 parable.
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