A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.



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Credited cast:
Saul Benjamin
Chloe Allen
Gene Saks ...
Frantic Patient
Mrs. Mondragon
Kent Broadhurst ...
Gay Patient
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Barrie ...
Jaffe's Wife
Anna Berger ...
Otto Bettmann ...
Dr. Waxman
Intern Murphy
Amalie Collier ...
Case Interviewer
Stage Hand
Selma Diamond ...
Harriet Singer, M.D.


A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.

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Release Date:

18 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szerelem bolondja  »

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$10,100,000 (estimated)


$10,100,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


One of two psychiatric comedies first released in 1983. The other movie was Blake Edwards' The Man Who Loved Women (1983). See more »


Chloe Allen: Here I was, in the middle of an obscene phone call, and I thought of you.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part II (2010) See more »

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14 December 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Marshall Brickman attempts something comedic, fanciful and yet high-brow with "Lovesick"...and the different genres prove to be an uneasy mix. Dudley Moore, who at this point was churning out more bombs than WWII, plays the most unconvincing psychiatrist I have ever seen; his rapport with Alec Guinness (a fantasy Freud) has a tidy bounce, and John Huston works minor magic as the head of the medical board, but Moore is continually unsure of himself. Elizabeth McGovern tries hard as the object of Moore's lovesickness, but she isn't really suited to this kind of material--nor is she suitable for Dudley Moore, just as Mary Tyler Moore was wrong for him in "Six Weeks" and Mary Steenburgen looked out of place in the later "Romantic Comedy". The picture has a poor, cheap look, with blurry beiges and whites typical of the staid early-'80s, and I couldn't wait until it was over. *1/2 from ****

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