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WATCH: "Fantastic Oscar-Worthy" Irish Film Premieres This Week On Netflix

By Darragh Berry

June 20, 2018 at 1:37pm


There's always great excitement when an Irish movie is put on Netflix and this is one that may have slipped under your radar.

'Brain On Fire' is about Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post who becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures.

As weeks progress and Susannah quickly moves deeper into insanity, her behaviours shift from violence to catatonia.

After a series of tantrums, misdiagnoses, and a lengthy hospital stay, a doctor's last-minute intervention enables him to give her a diagnosis and a chance to rebuild her life.

It is a 2016 American-Canadian-Irish biographical drama film directed and written by Gerard Barrett, based on Susannah Cahalan's memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.

The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Jenny Slate, Thomas Mann, Tyler Perry, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Richard Armitage and premiers on Netflix on June 22.

Here's a snippet of the movie:

The movie has got a rating of 91% on Google with some of the reviews stating that the movie "fantastic", "oscar-worthy" and all in all "a very good documentary".

It's only an hour and a half long and it's definitely worth sticking on the list of things to watch this weekend.

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