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Shrink (2009)

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Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.

Director:

Jonas Pate

Writers:

Thomas Moffett, Henry Reardon (story)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Henry Carter
Joe Nunez ... Recording Supervisor (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
Mark Webber ... Jeremy
Keke Palmer ... Jemma
Sierra Aylina McClain ... Carina
Ada Luz Pla ... Teacher
Saffron Burrows ... Kate
Jack Huston ... Shamus
Pell James ... Daisy
Mei Melançon ... Miyu
Dallas Roberts ... Patrick
Andrew Sibner Andrew Sibner ... Richie
Troy Metcalf ... O.T.
Kendall Clement ... Uncle Jim
Jesse Plemons ... Jesus
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Storyline

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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

The doctor is out.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content throughout, and pervasive language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2009 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mente dos Famosos See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,443, 26 July 2009

Gross USA:

$189,621

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,431
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scooter is in fact a moped since it is only 50 cc and qualifies as one. See more »

Goofs

The writer/valet talks about riding his moped. However his vehicle is quite clearly a scooter. See more »

Quotes

Henry Carter: It's grief. They want you to have some kind of normal response to grief, you know, so they don't have to watch. But it's *mine*.
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Connections

References Freak Out (2004) See more »

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Shiny Girl
Written by Darius Holbert and Willie Wisely
Performed by Darius Holbert
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A whole lot of nothing going on.....
15 December 2009 | by mjk280See all my reviews

This movie has some very good elements going for it, but for me it never comes together in a nice crescendo. Kevin Spacey is very good in my opinion, with a more honest performance that isn't too much like his usual Spacey-ness (you know what I mean if you've seen him in other movies). The rest of the cast is fine too and there's a good bit going on in the movie.

The problem I had was that it seems like it takes forever for anything to happen (and it pretty much doesn't until the very end). There's SO much heavy dialogue followed by solemn stares by the characters that at first you don't mind it because you know it's an emotional film going in, but eventually you just get fed up and can't stop thinking when something, anything will take a dramatic turn.

Unfortunately it just didn't cut it for me. It's not a horrible film by any means, but not quite worth watching in my opinion. With some snappier dialogue or a tighter pace I probably would have really enjoyed it.


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