After a short break from movies, Sarah Michelle Gellar has just come back on the widescreen with the 2015 US release of her movie “Veronika Decides to Die,” years after its 2009 release in foreign theaters. Read on to learn more about it.
Adapted from a book written by Paulo Coelho, the indie drama is the story of a girl, played by Gellar, who practically has everything anyone could ask for, yet still tried to commit suicide. In a twist of fate, Veronika survives but was sent in a mental hospital. Here, she was given a chance to relive her life in the company of her strange physician and co-patients. It was after she was told she only has a short time to live.
In a movie clip E! News exclusively posted, it showed Gellar as Veronica planning to commit suicide again after learning of her aneurysm in result of her first suicide attempt. Here, fellow patient Mari, played by Melissa Leo, tips her off on how to acquire pills from the medicine closet.
Though it has been quite some time since she was seen onscreen, HollywoodLife.com reported that some viewers were quick to note that the actress hardly aged a day. It was in comparison to her previously playing the titular character of the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Aside from Gellar and Leo, the movie’s cast includes Jonathan Tucker and Erika Christensen as fellow patients in the mental hospital, and David Thewlis as their mysterious psychiatrist.
Though the film was initially released in 2009 on theaters in Poland, Sweden, and North Korea, questions were raised as to why it wasn’t released locally until years later. As of now, there has been no official statement released yet with regards to this matter.
Aside from being released in selected theaters on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, ‘Veronika Decides to Die’ also came out in VOD on the same date. The movie is also about to be released in DVD on March 17, 2015.
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