Brain on Fire


Brain on Fire Storyline

he film follows the harrowing experience of a writer struggling with a rare neurological disease from when she first suffers symptoms to the many attempts at diagnosing it and the eventual discovery of the real cause of her illness. Based on the book, ‘Brain On Fire’, the true story of Susannah Cahalan, a journalist for the New York Times.

Brain on Fire 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.
I get why some critics might be harsh against this. I don’t think they picked the likely cast or the ones who were maybe shoe-ins but the cast they did pick do great. The director Gerard Barrett has done a great job here. He doesn’t have a lot of experience but I think he did this film with great respect and thought behind it and truly wanted to not dramatize the film and tell the story and make people aware of the medical issues behind this. I though it was a moving and strong film with a great message, good performances, and an absolute must see! 8.5/10


Credited cast:
Chloë Grace Moretz Chloë Grace Moretz
Richard Armitage Richard Armitage
Tom Cahalan
Jenny Slate Jenny Slate
Carrie-Anne Moss Carrie-Anne Moss
Rhona Nack
Thomas Mann Thomas Mann
Tyler Perry Tyler Perry
Agam Darshi Agam Darshi
Dr. Khan
Navid Negahban Navid Negahban
Dr. Najjar
Lee Majdoub Lee Majdoub
Jenn MacLean-Angus Jenn MacLean-Angus
Alison Araya Alison Araya
EEG Tech
Sachin Sahel Sachin Sahel
MRI Technician
Vincent Gale Vincent Gale
Dr. Samson
Nicole LaPlaca Nicole LaPlaca
Alex Zahara Alex Zahara
Initial release: September 14, 2016