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The Treatment

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The Treatment

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
86 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/04/07
performer:
Chris Eigeman, Famke Janssen, Ian Holm
director:
Oren Rudavsky
distributor:
New Yorker
author:
Daniel Saul Housman, Oren Rudavsky
genre:
Romance, Comedy, Drama

We gave it a B-

How does an attractively neurotic, intellectually vain New Yorker (Chris Eigeman, a familiar presence in the movies of Whit Stillman) learn to allow himself to be happy with a beautiful, wealthy, interested young widow (Famke Janssen) and her two kids? In one minuscule, New Yorker magazine-centric part of the world, he turns to the handyman of choice: a stern psychoanalyst (Ian Holm). The filmmaking is rudimentary in The Treatment, Oren Rudavsky’s adaptation of Daniel Menaker’s novel, but the feeling for the patient-and-shrink dynamic is authentic. And Holm makes a colorful Freudian who may be more fantasy than real.