I Never Promised You A Rose Garden (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden (1977)

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Movie Info

Kathleen Quinlan stars as a schizophrenic teen treated by a sympathetic psychiatrist (Bibi Andersson) in this drama based on Hannah Green's bestseller.

Cast

Kathleen Quinlan
as Deborah Blake
Bibi Andersson
as Dr. Fried
Sylvia Sidney
as Miss Coral
Ben Piazza
as Jay Blake
Lorraine Gary
as Mrs. Blake
Norman Alden
as McPherson
Martine Bartlett
as Secret Wife of Henry VIII
Robert Viharo
as Anterrabae
Jeff Conaway
as Lactamaeon
Richard Herd
as Dr. Halle
Sarah Cunningham
as Mrs.Forbes
Cherry Davis
as Nurses in Ward D
Juney Ellis
as The Spy
Mary Carver
as Eugenia
Donald Bishop
as Doctor in Ward D
Samantha Harper
as Teacher in Ward D
Dolores Quentin
as Receptionist
Pamela Seaman
as Student Nurse
Lynne Marie Stewart
as Woman in Ward D
Carol Worthington
as Woman in Ward D
Margo Burdichevsky
as Woman in Ward D
Gertrude Granor
as Woman in Ward D
Helen Verbit
as Woman in Ward D
Jan Burrell
as Woman in Ward D
Irene Roseen
as Woman in Ward D
Nancy Parsons
as Woman in Ward D
Leigh Curran
as Woman in Ward D
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Critic Reviews for I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

An autobiographical tale of attempted suicide, horrific schizophrenia, and frequent trips to a rather unpleasant mental hospital.

Full Review… | February 7, 2006
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Audience Reviews for I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

½

An autobiographical tale of attempted suicide, horrific schizophrenia, and frequent trips to a rather unpleasant mental hospital. and another example of the song being better or lasting longer than the movie

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

A beautiful, crazy, dramatic film, and I really loved it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

**1/2 (out of four) A very strong and engaging performance from Kathleen Quinlan can't quite make this tough and over-the-top drama worthwhile. It suffers from the directors attempts to overdo everything. It could have used a little subtlity. Quinlan plays Deborah, a 16 year old girl who is schizophrenic. Her parents move her into a hospital where her fantasy world comes alive. Her encounters with the other patients are horrifying. Only her doctor (Bibi Andersson) can calm her.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

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