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Beyond Therapy (1987)

R | | Comedy | April 1987 (USA)
This is an insane and fast-paced romantic comedy about a bizarre dinner date among Bruce (Goldblum) and Prudence (Hagerty), and their lunatic therapists, and Bruce's jealous, gun-wielding ... See full summary »

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Charlotte
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Stuart
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Bob
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Zizi
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Andrew
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Cindy
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This is an insane and fast-paced romantic comedy about a bizarre dinner date among Bruce (Goldblum) and Prudence (Hagerty), and their lunatic therapists, and Bruce's jealous, gun-wielding homosexual lover Stuart, and Stuart's over-protective mother, and a whole group of very odd New York characters. Will Bruce and Prudence find love amidst all the craziness? Written by nt.1

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Comic relief for incurable romantics. See more »

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Therapie Zwecklos  »

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$790,000 (USA)
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Some movie posters for the film had a long text preamble that read: "It doesn't matter whether you're the doctor. Or the patient. In order to establish a successful psychiatric relationship , both sides have to be committed. BEYOND THERAPY. Comic relief for incurable romantics". See more »

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Stuart: I ejaculate quickly on porpoise!
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References Every Girl Should Be Married (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone To Watch Over Me
Composed by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra
(from "What's New")
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Altman Can Do No Wrong....but "Beyond Therapy" Misfires"
26 June 2005 | by (United States BOULDER COUNTY COLORADO) – See all my reviews

Altman usually is brilliant, but after many viewings of "Beyond Therapy" it does not come together, as a comedy. And I wanted it to be great.

As usual, Altman, records the sound, in a real life conversational style, you have to strain to hear the lines. A second viewing will get you into the comedy, but you will have to work for it.

Odd casting left me cold, but they did well, especially Glenda Jackson, and I loved her best.

One of Ms. Jackson's last film appearances, before becoming a PM in England.

Clever shots, in the window from the outside, was realistic, as you felt you were actually overhearing therapy sessions. Bein a family therapist myself, I found the story especially, amusing.

They must have had a lot of fun, making this film.

I wish I could have joined in the party, but felt remotely distant from the action, as an uninvited guest. Stage play originally, which had a short run in LA.

Eat before you see this film, as the film's story will leave you hungry for dinner.


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