Shrink

Movie information

The doctor is out. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for drug content and pervasive language including some sexual references.
Released on:
July 24, 2009 (limited)

Production Companies:
Ignite Entertainment, Ithaka Entertainment, Trigger Street
Distributors:
Roadside Attractions

Status: Released

Cast:
Kevin Spacey, Robert Loggia, Pell James, Keke Palmer, Griffin Dunne, Saffron Burrows, Jack Huston, Dallas Roberts, Gore Vidal, Laura Ramsey, Mark Webber, Jesse Plemons, Joel Gretsch

Director: Jonas Pate

Screenwriter: Thomas Moffett

Genre: Comedy, Drama
About the film:
What happens when the people we count on to hold us together…are barely holding it together themselves? Jonas Pate's Shrink is a striking, fast-paced exposé of the "other" Hollywood, featuring folks living outside their comfort zone and the people who put them there. Henry Carter (Kevin Spacey) is a psychiatrist with an A-list clientele, including a once-famous actress (Saffron Burrows), an insecure young writer (Mark Webber), and a comically obsessive-compulsive superagent (Dallas Roberts). Henry is not in a good place, however. He has been asked to take his first pro bono case, a troubled teenage girl from a neighborhood far from the Hollywood hills. Considering his present state of mind, is he ready for the real-life troubles of a young woman who loves the world of movies he has become so jaded by? At its core, Shrink is a study of control and our endless need for it, even when it grows increasingly impossible to obtain. Writer Thomas Moffett uses classic archetypes in this modern Hollywood tale, but never pushes them over the edge of credibility. Performed by a well-matched cast at the top of their form, the result is both satisfying and exhilarating. Watching Shrink makes us feel like voyeurs looking through a window into the lives of people who look great, feel worse, and end up behaving badly.
Rated R for drug content and pervasive language including some sexual references.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $16,443 (2 theaters) | Domestic Total: $189,621
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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