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The Shrink Is In (2001)

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A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming.






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Credited cast:
Samantha Crumb
Henry Popopolis
Dr. Louise Rosenberg
Kimberley Davies ...
Judge Bob
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Gene Borkan ...
David Bowe ...
Richard Brooks Burton ...
Helicopter News Cameraman
Mirla Criste ...
Gift Shop Cashier
Barry Cutler ...
Patient #1


Samantha, a travel writer suffering from claustrophobia, agoraphobia, and a whole host of other phobias, isn't exactly lucky in her romantic fate. But when her pshycologist suffers a major mental breakdown, she secretly poses as the missing shrink in an effort to turn Michael, her new neighbor, towards her and away from his girlfriend. Through her chase, Samantha meets the happy-go-lucky magazine salesman, Henry. What follows is a series of events that lead to the one question Samantha has to face: Is she thinking with her heart... or with her mind? Written by Michelle Piekarus

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amours et thérapie  »

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ziggy Marley performs a cover of "Let Your Love Flow" on camera at the end. See more »


In the first 2 minutes, after Chris Potter pulls in at the airport, an extra wearing a burgundy shirt can be seen in direct perspective behind Courtney Cox staring, waving and smiling at the camera. See more »


Louise: You haven't heard from Henry huh?
Samantha: I tried to find him at the place where he supposedly worked and they said they'd never heard of him so either he never existed or he just doesn't want anything to do with me.
Louise: What do you want?
Samantha: I want him.
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Written by Le Pimp
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The Shrink is in, chemistry abounds!
23 July 2005 | by (New Market, Maryland) – See all my reviews

It is amazing to me how many higher budget films are released with such an amount of hoopla, about nothing. It seems that critics have their favorite actors and whatever they are in, somehow makes the project they are reviewing great. The Shrink is in is a funny and sweet fantasy in which Courteney and David play parts which sum up their relationship. That is: Different, funny and loving. The plot, although not altogether plausible, works well because of the chemistry between the actors and the fast paced directing. Film budgets do not break or make a film. The Shrink is in is proof of that. "You've Got Mail" did not have anything over this film except a large studio budget. God bless the Indies.

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