Brain on Fire

2016M89 min
Stricken with seizures, psychosis and memory loss, a young New York Post reporter visits doctor after doctor in search of an elusive diagnosis.
Director:Gerard Barrett
Production Country:United States, Canada, Ireland
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Added to Netflix:June 22, 2018
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From the Daily Dot

Netflix's Brain on Fire is a flailing mess disguised as a film adaptation of Susannah Cahalan's 2012 memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness. In this botched reframing, Cahalan goes from an ace cub reporter with the full confidence of her editor (Tyler Perry) to having bouts of paranoia, delusion, and violent eruptions, to full catatonia, in a matter of weeks – roughly 30 minutes of screen time. The film's medical process is wholly unrealistic, and the story lacks the emotional heft to keep things interesting. Despite its best efforts, Barrett's Brain on Fire is a 90-minute shrug.

Kahron Spearman

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