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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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Recording Supervisor (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
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Jeremy
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Carina
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Teacher
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Kate
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Shamus
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Daisy
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Miyu
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Patrick
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Richie
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Uncle Jim
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The doctor is out.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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6 August 2009 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

A Mente dos Famosos  »

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Budget:

$5,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Henry Carter: It's all bullshit. It's all bullshit, and then you die.
George Charles: We knew that going in.
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Connections

References In Bruges (2008) See more »

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Vintage Sci-Fi Soundtrack
Written by Darius Holbert and Willie Wisely
Performed by Darius Holbert
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Disappointingly not engaging
19 September 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a psychiatrist who fell into a mess of drug addiction and emotional turmoil after his wife's death.

"Shrink" could have been interesting, as it chronicles the healer's life being wounded. Acting is good, sets are nice and production is good too. However, the pacing is simply too slow. I also find the characters not so engaging. I view their lives, their pains and their struggles, but I don't feel for them. I just don't care about them. This lack of engagement kills the movie for me.

The strong cast and strong acting (especially by Kevin Spacey) failed to translate into a piece of touching cinema. It's a great pity.


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