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Shrink (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  6 August 2009 (Greece)
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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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Teacher
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Kate
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Miyu
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Richie
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Uncle Jim
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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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Goofs

When Jeremy throws his laptop on the floor, what appears to be the battery flies out and lands on the floor next to the laptop, and the cover is completely closed. The scene cuts to a closeup of him looking down at what he had just done, then it cuts to him bending down to pick it up. The laptop is now partly open, the screen is lit, and the battery is no longer anywhere to be seen on the floor. See more »

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Jeremy: The first step toward happiness is always the hardest.
Henry Carter: Who said that?
Jeremy: *You* did.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Shiny Girl
Written by Darius Holbert and Willie Wisely
Performed by Darius Holbert
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I suppose - one of the best pieces I have seen in a while
16 September 2009 | by (Ukraine) – See all my reviews

...And the deal is not even about Kevin Spacey, whose acting always touches me very deeply.

The point is about the mood that is so well transmitted through the common screen glass. No thrilling plot twists but very gentle reflection of the main characters' lives. 'Cause they're still here and this is something... right?

Please be sure you have an appropriate mood for the slowly depicting personalities. Whose lives can really suck sometimes. And if you get lucky to see this film in the right mood and place I assure you will not leave empty... At least you have space to fill in.


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