MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 203 this week

Beyond Therapy (1987)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  April 1987 (USA)
4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 827 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 7 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1195 titles
created 06 Mar 2012
 
a list of 2275 titles
created 19 Mar 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 Dec 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 12 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 45 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Beyond Therapy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beyond Therapy (1987)

Beyond Therapy (1987) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beyond Therapy.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An American executive living in Europe plots to murder his judgmentally, callous wife, only to get accused of actually murdering her when she disappears after leaving him over his own neurotic behavior.

Director: Baz Taylor
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Mimi Rogers, Juan Echanove
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A frustrated young man, separated from his younger girlfriend, gets involved in a juvenile gang.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Richard Bakalyan
Nashville (1975)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Dan Gillis, an American screenwriter living in Paris, recently abandoned by his wife, and getting used to his new life as a bachelor while trying to take care of his son, Danny - is ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Miranda Richardson, Anémone
The Player (1992)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward
Tanner on Tanner (TV Series 2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

"Everybody's Making Pictures," observes Martin Scorsese in this sly sequel to Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau's Emmy Award-winning satirical miniseries... See full synopsis »

Stars: Cynthia Nixon, Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson
3 Women (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant, Millie when she becomes Millie's room-mate. Mille is a... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule
Vibes (1988)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Psychics hired to find lost temple...

Director: Ken Kwapis
Stars: Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Ramon Bieri
Short Cuts (1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins
Rattlesnake in a Cooler (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Leo Burmester
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Prudence
...
Bruce
...
Charlotte
...
Stuart
...
Bob
...
Zizi
Cris Campion ...
Andrew
Sandrine Dumas ...
Cindy
Bertrand Bonvoisin ...
Le Gérant
Nicole Evans ...
The Cashier
Louis-Marie Taillefer ...
Le Chef
Matthew Leonard-Lesniak ...
Mr. Bean (as Matthew Lesniak)
Laure Killing ...
Charlie
Gilbert Blin ...
Waiters
Vincent Longuemare ...
Waiters
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Além da Terapia  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$790,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of a number of filmed adaptations of plays made by director Robert Altman during the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Stuart: I ejaculate quickly on porpoise!
See more »

Connections

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")
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's ALTMAN folks - and a good presentation of same!
7 August 2006 | by (Tulsa OK) – See all my reviews

This movie has been trashed by a lot of folks, both professional reviewers and amateurs, and gets an overall little better than a "4" average in this site. Some I've seen have given it a zilch - not even 1 star. There are those who bemoan Altman's ruining Durang's great play (c'mon, he's a good one, but certainly not Shakespeare, and this story isn't "Hamlet"). Besides, he wrote the screenplay, too, and who - either writing or viewing this film - should be surprised at Altman's usual cacophony among the participants. This signature trait of his is why so many folks are at the opposite extremes in their opinions of Altman's work (I'm one of those who love his films).

"Columbo" is one of my all-time favorite television shows, especially the earlier ones (after only the great "Larry Sanders Show;" don't know whether "Larry David" will settle into 3rd place, or nudge-out Peter Falk). My late mother couldn't watch "Columbo," although detective dramas were always her favorite genre. She couldn't abide his mumbling, and the way he always schlepped into and out of scenes, and always came back for "just one more thing." She was very intelligent, and didn't need me to explain that these were the key elements of this iconic lead character - she simply didn't like them. So it should be with those who watch an Altman offering and then bitch about it. Go watch some "Capra," no less great in his own way than Altman, but you'll keep your blood pressure down.

This flick is outstanding, in my opinion. The characters are quirky (understatement), funny, sympathetic and interesting. The main cast - Goldblum, Hagerty, Guest, Conti, Jackson and Page - are wonderful, as are the supporting group. I'll admit - making the film in Paris, with a New York setting, is unusual, and seems at first an interesting puzzle

  • but not really (who wouldn't, for example, take the opportunity to


film a story set, say, in Los Angeles, in Madrid, if the producers would approve?). This is one of those films, also, where I find myself rewinding the DVD to see certain scenes over again, every time I watch it.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Riotously funny movie riemann17
Favourite Lines Blondfashionisto
Is Farce Funny? Not Altmanesque ultimessence
Discuss Beyond Therapy (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?