My Beautiful Broken Brain

The Netflix documentary is ranked one of the 50 Best Documentaries for the provider. 

My Beautiful Broken Brain premiered on Netflix on March 18, and after carving out some time in a busy, busy weekend to watch the film, the documentary is joining our ranking of the 50 Best Documentaries on Netflix in our latest update of the ranking. My Beautiful Broken Brain tells the story of Lotje Sodderland, a woman in her 30s who suffers a stroke and must relearn how to speak and other basic functions. The film uses iPhone interviews with Sodderland, along with other footage shot of her with the doctor, going through therapy, and doing other neurological tests. The film uses high quality visual and sound effects to demonstrate some of the symptoms Sodderland was feeling, including strange noises, flashes of color and light, and demonstrative animations. The film was initially released in 2014, and then was picked up by Netflix for an exclusive original release in 2016. Bryce Olin, editor of Netflixlife.com said: "It’s incredibly moving, heart wrenching, and inspirational. It also helps put everyday life in perspective, and I think that’s one of the main things the documentary was trying to convey. My Beautiful Broken Brain is also an interesting look at how the brain works and functions in a way that feels real and not like an anatomy and physiology lesson."
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