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Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

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After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.

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Emily Young

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Paulo Coelho (book), Larry Gross | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Veronika Deklava
Jonathan Tucker ... Edward
Erika Christensen ... Claire
Florencia Lozano ... Dr. Thompson
Rena Owen ... Nurse Josephine
Erica Gimpel ... Nurse White
Victor Slezak ... Gabriel Durant
Barbara Sukowa ... Mrs. Deklava
Victor Steinbach Victor Steinbach ... Mr. Deklava
Melissa Leo ... Mari
David Thewlis ... Dr. Blake
Virl Andrick Virl Andrick ... Boss
Jeff Applegate ... Anti-Pundit
Lisette Bross ... Work Colleague #1
Matthew Cowles ... Old Fred
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Storyline

The story centers on Veronika, a woman in her mid twenties who appears to have everything: good looks, good job and a great life ahead of her. Yet she decides to end her own life. She is unsuccessful and awakens in a mental hospital where she learns that she has only a short time to live. However in the hospital she meets people who are only 'insane' because they don't always follow society's rules. With little left to lose, Veronika embarks on a journey on which she frees herself to experience relationships and emotions and ultimately discovers what it means to live. Written by Anonymous

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It wasn't until she decided to die, that Veronika found a reason to live See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Veronika Decide Morrer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,371,890
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The doom metal band Saturnus from Denmark released an album based on the concept of this movie in 2006 entitled "Veronika Decides To Die." See more »

Quotes

Veronika: [first lines]
Veronika: Well, let's see. After you decide that I'm depressed, or whatever, you'll put me on meds, right? Well I know hundreds of people on them and they're all doing just fine. Really. I'll go back to work on my new anti-depressants, have dinner with my parents and persuade them I'm back to being the normal one who never gives them any trouble. And one day some guy will ask me to marry him. He'll be nice enough. That'll make my parents very happy. The first year we'll make love all the ...
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Version of Veronika Decides to Die (2005) See more »

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Let's Go Fly Fishing
written & performed by Edward Kessel
published by Freeplay Music (BMI)
recording courtesy of Freeplay Music, LLC
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Simply terrific
31 December 2009 | by jcvdxxxSee all my reviews

It's a movie worth watching b/c it guides you to search your soul in this crazy world.

Kudos to Sarah Michelle Gellar's performance & her agent landing her this movie. Last time I had the chance to view her performance was Grudge 2 and wow she became a serious actress in this one.

Maybe it's the director dared to tone down to sell our her blond pretty girl image. Instead, giving her a chance to be an actress.

Terrific script as it dares to asks us what's the meaning of life, love, reality, ... etc I am as impressed with this script as I was with "He loves me, he loves me not" Terrific music as well. Kudos to the producer to put out this amazing movie during this time of sci-fi, shock em all, trash comedy, soft porn / comedy Hollywood junk food movies

It deserves Oscar or other serious film award. At least nominations!!! Just to show Americans are not lame and stupid!!!


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