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United States, Date: January 20, 2015


All | Drama | Romance
  • Cast & Credits:

    Release date: January 20, 2015 (limited)
    Studio: Entertainment One Films
    Director: Emily Young
    MPAA Rating: R (for some sexual content)
    Screenwriters: Larry Gross, Roberta Hanley
    Starring: David Thewlis, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jonathan Tucker, Erika Christensen, Melissa Leo, Florencia Lorenzo
    Genre: Drama    
    Budget: $9,000,000 (estimated)
    DVD Available: March 17, 2015
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Tagline: It wasn't until she decided to die, that Veronika found a reason to live

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 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.   

Did You Know?

The movie is based on the novel Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption by Paulo Coelho.

The film was orginally released on May 16, 2009 at the Cannes Film Festival in France.


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