This very catching movie won prizes when it was first introduced.
A little criticism came regarding the choice of lead role which should have been casted.
However the script left no doubt by the viewers of how degrading modern mental treatment in various rehab facilities can be.
The movie should be a part of the standard curriculum at every high school as too many teenagers don't take their parents seriously before they end up at similar places.
Parents should be watching it too so they realize how difficult it is to find a in-patient treatment which don't leave some emotional scars as sideeffect of the treatment itsef.