I live for tense emotional dramas, the darker the better. But I had to admit I was a bit apprehensive about this one. When I was in middle school I decided to watch “Sybil” despite my mother’s warnings and I still regret it to this day.
To quote the synopsis on Wikipedia:
“Frankie is a black woman with dissociative identity disorder, caused by a traumatic incident from her childhood, which she has repressed. She has two alters: Genius, a seven-year-old child; and Alice, a Southern white racist woman, whom Frankie struggles to overcome. With the help of her psychiatrist, Frankie strives to live a life close to normal.”
First of all Halle Berry was absolutely brilliant in this. I mean really quite impressive. But back to the “Sybil” comparison, the two couldn’t be more different. Its definitely a bit more of a “Girl Interrupted. But even that isn’t a fair comparison. You’re left feeling uplifted and hopeful in the end. I would definitely recommend!