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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
Ada Luz Pla ...
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
Andrew Sibner ...
Richie
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Kendall Clement ...
Uncle Jim
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Jesus
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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)  »

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

Goofs

When Henry and Jeremy are sitting outside discussing their memories of Henry's wife, they appear to be intoxicated, but in fact are drinking from bottles of O'Douls (a non-alcoholic beverage). See more »

Quotes

Henry Carter: It's never going to go away, is it?
Jemma: No. But we're still here. That's something.
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Connections

Features The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Shiny Girl
Written by Darius Holbert and Willie Wisely
Performed by Darius Holbert
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Shrink is not for the Phatom Menace crowd.
12 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie will not satisfy your endless hunger for car chases, explosions and over-the-top joke-every-nine-seconds sitcom dialog.

Shrink is a subtly funny drama of depth with real characters in real pain, each coping in their own way. The directing is perfect. This picture called for downplayed artistry...and that's exactly what Jonas Pate delivered. He knew well enough to keep this film grounded and let the characters breathe.

And speaking of the characters; they were all beautifully written and performed. I really wasn't familiar with most of the cast...but I felt they all did their character's justice. Spacey wasn't the only one that brought his A-game to the set.

Shrink is not a bundle of excitement. It's a beautiful, touching movie that will be enjoyed by any adult with a taste for quality drama.


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