Brain on Fire | 2016

Directed by: Gerard Barrett

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Main Plot

A young, capable professional cannot explain her newly erratic behavior.


  • ChloĆ« Grace Moretz's character plays the role of a supportive friend to the main character, who helps her navigate her illness.
  • Thomas Mann's character plays a supportive role as the boyfriend of the protagonist and helps her throughout her illness.
  • Richard Armitage plays Tom Cahalan, the father of the main character, Susannah, in the movie "Brain on Fire."


In the ending of "Brain on Fire," Susannah recovers from her rare autoimmune disease, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, with the help of a doctor who believes in her. She reunites with her family and returns to her normal life, but with some lasting effects. Susannah becomes a journalist and shares her story, raising awareness about her condition and advocating for others who may be suffering from undiagnosed illnesses. The film ends on a hopeful note, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and finding the right support in overcoming adversity.

Gerard Barrett