Brain on Fire is a 2016 biographical drama film directed by Gerard Barrett.
Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Jenny Slate, Thomas Mann, Tyler Perry, Carrie-Anne Moss, Richard Armitage, Navid Negahban, Alex Zahara, Jenn MacLean-Angus, Ken Tremblett and others.
Netflix on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 released the trailer:
Brain On Fire | Official Trailer | Netflix.
21-year-old Susannah Cahalan (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a writer for The New York Post who lives with her new boyfriend Stephen (Thomas Mann). Susannah becomes suddenly ill, initially showing symptoms of a common flu like a cough and fatigue, but later begins presenting strange behaviour while in a trance state, such as hearing people say things they haven't said and hypersensitivity to loud noises.
Over time, her behaviour becomes more and more erratic. Finally, Susannah suffers a seizure and seeks medical treatment. The doctor consulted is adamant it is down to Susannah partying too much, working too hard and not getting enough sleep. She moves in with her mother Rhona (Carrie-Anne Moss) and, after an emotional outburst, suffers another seizure, and is taken to a clinic where she undergoes an MRI. Susannah also believes she may have bipolar disorder due to her severe mood changes.
Rhona struggles to care for Susannah, and she later moves in with her father Tom (Richard Armitage) and his new fiancé. During dinner one night, she becomes violent towards them while suffering another outburst, and her parents demand she is hospitalized despite the MRI, EEG, and all other tests showing normal results. In the hospital, one the doctors informs Susannah's parents she could have schizophrenia, and says that if her behaviour does not improve, she will be transferred to a psychiatric hospital.
Susannah gradually becomes catatonic, and Dr. Souhel Najjar (Navid Negahban) is asked to help in investigating her case. He has Susannah draw a clock; she draws it with all of the numbers (1 - 12) on the right side of the face, leading Najjar to believe that the right hemisphere of her brain is swollen and inflamed. Najjar has her undergo a brain biopsy in order to take cells from her brain for diagnosis. Following the biopsy, it is found that Susannah has a rare disease called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a brain inflammation, which Najjar describes as "brain on fire". Najjar begins treatment, which leads to a slow but full recovery of her cognitive abilities.
Here is the full cast and characters of Brain on Fire.
The film Brain on Fire was scheduled to be released on September 14, 2016 (TIFF), on May 25, 2017 (Hungary) and on June 22, 2018 (United States) by Netflix, Broad Green Pictures, Colossal Mega Films, Kadokawa, Shaw Organisation, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, D Films, Mongkol Major and Pinema.
The duration of the film is 95 minutes.
The film Brain on Fire is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Brain on Fire filming. Principal photography began on July 13, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Brain on Fire got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 13. But the audience likes the film.
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