Autoimmune Disease- A disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy cells. (Google)
So, last night, Joey and watched Brain on Fire on Netflix. The title alone caught my eye, the synopsis: “Stricken with seizures, psychosis, and memory loss, a young New York Post reporter (Chloe Grace Moretz) visits doctor after doctor in search of an elusive diagnosis.”
That clenched it.
The opening credits start to roll. “Based on actual events.”
We HAD to find out what could’ve been so bad that this Susannah Calahan went through, because we could think of some bad stuff we’d either seen or actually been through.
It starts at her birthday party with fam and friends around when she inexplicably zones out. It gets worse from there to the point she sees things that aren’t there or happening. Then, she completely torpedoes a make or break interview. Her folks, played by Carrie Ann Moss and RRichard Armitage, her co-worker/friend, Margo (Jenny Slate), her boyfriend, Stephen (Thomas Mann, and her editor (Tyler Perry) are more than concerned. And, she goes through a month of hell, slowly receding into herself, until Dr. Souhel Najjar (Navid Negahban) takes her case to try to find out what’s happening before she’s lost.
Of course, Joey and I’m Niagara Falls, we’re so invested in this movie, but we couldn’t imagine…she’d go from blinking out for a tick to grand mals in the blink of an eye…AND, THIS CRAP IS A REAL PHENOMENA!
Rotten Tomatoes essentially says it’s crap, but, when have we listened to that? You guys shouldn’t either. Check it, and, just…damn.
Be good to each other.