Christina Ricci, who also co-produced, gives an agonizingly emotional performance in this grim, fact-based memoir of a college student battling depression. Jessica Lange costars as her overprotective mother. Rocker Lou Reed has a cameo as himself.
The film is based on mythical Greek hero Hercules who is blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by the king, his stepfather, and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must fight back for his right.