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Lovesick (1983)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  18 February 1983 (USA)
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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  »

Box Office


$10,100,000 (estimated)


$10,100,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dudley Moore would around seven years later play the opposite of his psychiatrist character in this movie when he starred as an advertising executive turned psychiatric patient in Crazy People (1990). 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 Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) See more »

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Charming, Sweet Comedy
21 August 2009 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

I cannot believe that only two people have reviewed this movie. I would think that all Woody Allen fans would want to see a film written and directed by the co-writer of Sleeper, Annie Hall, and Manhattan. Also, I would think that there must be more Dudley Moore fans around. Moore made this when he was king of romantic comedies in the 1980's, with hits like "10" and "Arthur". He took the crown from George Segal, and was followed by Andrew McCarthy in the late 80's and John Cusack in the 1990's.

I movie is a bit slow, or seems that way today, but that's because everybody has been hooked on television series like "Friends" and "30 Rock" where there has to be a laugh every 15 seconds. The laughs come, but they arrive at a leisurely pace of about one a minute.

The movie makes fun of Freudian psychiatry, which has pretty much become a relic of the 20th century like walkmen and pong video games. Still, scenes like the one where Moore tries to tell Elizabeth McGovern that she has penis envy seem to work better today, when we all can agree that the theory is absurd.

Incidentally, McGovern has possibly never looked so seduction and beautiful as she does in this movie.

Many of the supporting cast members are good, including Larry Rivers, John Huston, Selma Diamond, Christine Baranski, and Alan King. Unfortunately, they all have small parts of just two or three short scenes.

My favorite Dudley Moore rom-com is Mickey and Maude, but this one runs a close second. Go out and buy it or download it online and give it a try.

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