If you're still looking for something new on Netflix, you need to move the mouse to the search bar and look up "Brain on Fire."
The film that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016 has just been released on Netflix Canada and it is honestly the must-watch movie of this year.
The movie tells the story of a 21-year-old journalist working at the New York Post. Everything is going well in her life: she loves her job, her boss gives her new responsibilities, plus her love life and family are doing well.
Then one day, she begins to feel strange and has severe headaches. Gradually, her case worsens and issues arise at work and with loved ones. The problem? No doctor can find what she is suffering from.
When you begin watching the movie you think that she has brain cancer and will spend the next 95 minutes with tears in your eyes. On the contrary! This is a crazy thriller that keeps you from breathing for an hour and a half.
The craziest thing about this is that the story of Susannah Cahalan, performed by Chloë Grace Moretz, is true! There are even photos of Cahalan beside the actress.
As for the medical case Cahalan suffers from, it would say too much about the plot of the film but is a super interesting read after you've watched the movie.
"Brain on Fire" got a bad score on Rotten Tomatoes (15%) and 66% on IMDb, but 92% of Google users said they liked the movie. Moretz was extremely accurate and credible in her role making the recommendation of the feature film a perfect suggestion to those who like the popular content generally offered by Netflix.