Dec 22, 2010

Movie recommendation - Shrink

Shrink (2009)

In Hollywood, people in need revolve around Dr. Henry Carter, a shrink: Jack, an aging star wants permission to cheat on his wife; Shamus is a director who's a cokehead; Patrick is a high-powered germophobic producer; Jeremy is a young writer looking for a break; Jemma, a high-school student, is skipping school; and Kate is an actress facing her mid-30s. 
Henry's wife recently died; he's grieving, blaming himself, smoking lots of pot. Henry's friends try an intervention; someone steals a patient's file from Henry; Patrick's assistant, the pregnant Daisy, sees promise in Jeremy's work; and, Jesus, Henry's drug dealer, sells him some potent weed. Can anything good come of this?

Shrink is a movie that so utterly well describes the feeling of desperation. Desperation that makes people do almost anything to feel something, to feel something differently or to feel nothing at all. I would describe it as "Californication" meets "The hours".
Kevin Spacey is great as Dr Carter!

This movie doesn't have great reviews and I can't help but wonder why? It is somewhat slow, but truly heartfelt with some really great acting performances! Prepare yourself for a slow start that develops into a really interesting film experience. Give it a try!

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