I was glad to see that this was recently on one of the movie channels, since the DVD isn't available from Netflix. I'd just read the book. As someone currently prescribed to Prozac, this was a must for me, to see how--if at all-- I could identify with the character from the book/movie. Some incidents were identifiable to me. The events depicted occurred over 20 years ago, but there are still many people on Prozac today. Coming to accept that you have depression may be hard for some people, but I came to accept it and learned not to be ashamed to admit I have been on this med. This film seems to convey that message. Don't be afraid to admit you feel depressed. You can be helped.As I said in this post, I've been on Prozac since last summer and was on recently on 30 mg, and will starting 40 mg as soon as my 30 mg runs out (have two more caplets left of this dosage). I had my psychiatrist appointment last Thursday and had something distressing I needed to tell him. Two nights earlier, I wanted to harm myself by either cutting or making myself fall down. I didn't do it and am going to watch myself to see if I do it again (if I do, I will tell the doctor next time I see him). My doctor reacted rather calmly (as he always does), asking how many times I'd done this (only once prior to telling him). I also let him know I'd read the book and would be watching the movie (he did not know about the movie, however). Today, while I was watching the movie, my mom asked if the book is what made me want to do this when the girl in the movie cut herself with a blade. Mom kept telling me not to do this.
It took me a while to come terms with my depression symptoms, something that was true of the girl in the book/movie. And I'm not ashamed to admit I've been on Prozac.