“I’ve always had a fascination with my grandmother’s mental illness. I really spent my life hearing my mother tell me stories about her mother’s paranoid schizophrenia and what it was like to live with someone who’s experiencing that,”
It’s very interesting, thank you.
At one point in the film, Sarah tells her therapist, “People always said my grandma was crazy…She got put into a place like this, and then Reagan closed down all the hospitals and she got put out on the streets and she just died as, like, a homeless woman.”
It’s a fleeting but highly specific reference.
“The Reagan thing is truly a real-life quote that my mother would say to me all the time,” Brie said. “That is one of the main things that resonates with me when I think about my grandmother’s life—how she died as a homeless woman living in Santa Monica on the streets. That scene actually contains the most personal information to me in the film.”