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The Shrink Is In (2001)

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A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming.

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Richard Benjamin

Writers:

Alison Balian (story), Joanna Johnson
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Credited cast:
Courteney Cox ... Samantha Crumb
David Arquette ... Henry Popopolis
David James Elliott ... Michael
Carol Kane ... Dr. Louise Rosenberg
Kimberley Davies ... Isabelle
Viola Davis ... Robin
Jon Polito ... Judge Bob
Chris Potter ... Jonathon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ross Benjamin ... Gerald
Robert Alan Beuth ... Man in Elevator
Gene Borkan Gene Borkan ... Mailman
David Bowe ... Richard
Richard Brooks Burton Richard Brooks Burton ... Helicopter News Cameraman
Mirla Criste Mirla Criste ... Gift Shop Cashier
Barry Cutler ... Patient #1
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Storyline

Samantha, a travel writer suffering from claustrophobia, agoraphobia, and a whole host of other phobias, isn't exactly lucky in her romantic fate. But when her pshycologist suffers a major mental breakdown, she secretly poses as the missing shrink in an effort to turn Michael, her new neighbor, towards her and away from his girlfriend. Through her chase, Samantha meets the happy-go-lucky magazine salesman, Henry. What follows is a series of events that lead to the one question Samantha has to face: Is she thinking with her heart... or with her mind? Written by Michelle Piekarus

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Falling in love can drive you crazy... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amours et thérapie See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Ziggy Marley performs a cover of "Let Your Love Flow" on camera at the end. See more »

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In the first 2 minutes, after Chris Potter pulls in at the airport, an extra wearing a burgundy shirt can be seen in direct perspective behind Courtney Cox staring, waving and smiling at the camera. See more »

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Robin: Nick and I have our problems but we've been together for ten years, and you know why? Cause in spite of it all we love each other for exactly who we are, no ones pretending to be something they're not. That's how successful relationships work in the real world,Samantha; you should try it some time.
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Cote D'azure
Written by Ken Tamplin
Performed by Ken Tamplin and Alan Lee Silva
Courtesy of Mark Ferrari/Master Source
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Shrink your list of commitments today and make time for this funny and romantic little film
6 August 2007 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Samantha (Courteney Cox) is a Los Angeles travel writer that jets off to faraway places a good deal of the time. One day, as her fiancé taxies her to the airport, he also informs her that he is unhappy with their relationship and is taking a job in New York City. Samantha boards the plane but breaks the law when she makes an emergency exit from the near-takeoff ready aircraft. Understandably, she ends up in therapy with a kind counselor (Carol Kane). Yet, one day the legitimate shrink has a breakdown and Samantha is the only one who can take her to the hospital and, subsequently, cancel the doctor's appointments for the next few weeks. Lo and behold, Samantha's attractive, new, and decidedly married neighbor, Michael, arrives for his first session and Sam decides to "pose" as the counselor. She does this to get to closer to him, having witnessed problems between him and his French, Victoria's Secret-model wife. Also arriving in the building is a magazine salesman named Henry (David Arquette) whose business caters to physicians. He strikes up a friendship with Sam, also. But, will it be a case of Henry likes Samantha, Samantha likes Michael, and Michael cares only for himself? And, when will the truth surface? This is a fun-filled film with charming performers and a clever plot. Cox and Arquette, married in real life, make the most of their sly roles and Kane is terrific as the on-the-edge counselor. The other cast mates are gorgeous and talented, too. All of a movie's assets, from sets to costumes to direction, are quite fine as well. If you love your romcoms, don't miss out on a showing of this film! Instead, shrink your daily to-do list, run to the video store or library, and get your mitts around this comic tale of love.


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