Shrink (2009)

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Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Recording Supervisor (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
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Uncle Jim


In Hollywood, people in need revolve around Dr. Henry Carter, a shrink: Jack, an aging star wants permission to cheat on his wife; Shamus is a director who's a cokehead; Patrick is a high-powered germophobic producer; Jeremy is a young writer looking for a break; Jemma, a high-school student, is skipping school; and Kate is an actress facing her mid-30s. Henry's wife recently died; he's grieving, blaming himself, smoking lots of pot. Henry's friends try an intervention; someone steals a patient's file from Henry; Patrick's assistant, the pregnant Daisy, sees promise in Jeremy's work; and, Jesus, Henry's drug dealer, sells him some potent weed. Can anything good come of this? Written by <>

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The doctor is out.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content throughout, and pervasive language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 August 2009 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

A Mente dos Famosos  »

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$5,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,443 (USA) (24 July 2009)


$189,332 (USA) (2 October 2009)

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1.85 : 1
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The scooter is in fact a moped since it is only 50 cc and qualifies as one. See more »


When Jeremy is picking up Jemma in the video store, the prominent clock over the door jumps backwards about 3.5 hours during the half-minute conversation. See more »


Employer: Who is that guy?
Jeremy: He's my godbrother.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »


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Written by Darius Holbert and Willie Wisely
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Every Day, In Every Way,They're Getting Better (or are they?)
1 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those oddball films that despite the fact that it boasts a fine cast,it somehow manages to slip between the cracks (at least in distribution terms). Shrink concerns a cadre of Los Angelas head cases,searching for some kind of better meaning in life. Kevin Spacey is Henry Carter,a successful psychologist,who has written a best selling self help book who's own life is crying out for meaning. His wife committed suicide the year before,and he seeks solace by medicating himself with Marijuana,and has all but given up on his own patients. Keke Palmer is Jemma,an angry high school student who is sent to Henry,but opts to hide out in the movies,day after day (she wants to be a film maker,herself). Mark Webber is Jeremy,Henry's friend,who is taking an interest in Jemma (but mostly as a friend). Add the likes of Saffron Burrows (Fay Grim,Time Codes,and not nearly seen enough in films as she deserves),is Kate,Henry's neighbor,and oddly enough,Robin Williams as Holdin,one of Henry's patients,and it all comes together in an uneven,but not unwatchable drama/comedy. Director Jonas Pate,moving up from producing and/or directing for television,makes the most of Thomas Moffett's script about screwed up Los Angelas arch types. Not rated by the MPAA,but contains pervasive pot smoking,raunchy language & adult situations.

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