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The Treatment (2006)

The Treatment. Feature film. (2006, 86 mins) IMDB

...a realistic look at romance...


or some reason I liked this movie. I liked the actors and I wanted them to get together even though there doesn't appear to be all that many original elements to it.

She's a widow, a wealthy widow, living in Manhattan with two young children. One is a young boy going to a private school where our hero works as an English teacher. He's screwed up because his mother died when he was young, his father is distant and his true love left him for someone else and is getting married.

The story focuses on how the screwed up English teacher gets together with the widow even though everyone around them says no. It wouldn't be a good move.

Ian Holm plays a belligerent shrink for our hero. There are the requisite shrink sessions where our hero is sprawled out on a couch, but here's the twist. Like a ghost, the shrink also appears from closets and the corner of a room watching and commenting on our hero's life and activity--especially his sex with the widow.

Posted 2009/05/30 at 19h59ET in Movie Commentary.


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