Beyond Therapy (1987)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  April 1987 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cris Campion ...
Sandrine Dumas ...
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Le Gérant
Nicole Evans ...
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Gilbert Blin ...
Vincent Longuemare ...


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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April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Além da Terapia  »

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$790,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


First of two pictures that actresses Julie Hagerty and Geneviève Page both made with director Robert Altman. The second, where the two both appeared uncredited, was in Altman's "Les Boréades" segment of Aria (1987). Both films were 1987 releases. See more »


Stuart: I ejaculate quickly on porpoise!
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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Robert Altman (2001) See more »


Someone To Watch Over Me
Composed by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Linda Ronstadt with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra
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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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