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Lovesick (1983)

A psychiatrist, who falls in love with a patient, is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.

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Marshall Brickman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dudley Moore ... Saul Benjamin
Elizabeth McGovern ... Chloe Allen
Alec Guinness ... Sigmund Freud
Christine Baranski ... Nymphomanic
Gene Saks ... Frantic Patient
Renée Taylor ... Mrs. Mondragon
Kent Broadhurst ... Gay Patient
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Barrie Suzanne Barrie ... Jaffe's Wife
Anna Berger Anna Berger ... Analysis
Otto Bettmann Otto Bettmann ... Dr. Waxman
Mark Blum ... Intern Murphy
Amalie Collier Amalie Collier ... Maid
Anne De Salvo ... Case Interviewer
Tony Devon ... Stage Hand
Selma Diamond ... Harriet Singer, M.D.
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A psychiatrist, who falls in love with a patient, is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.

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A comedy for the incurably romantic. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem bolondja See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,093,281, 21 February 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,171,304
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Production Co:

The Ladd Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This movie is credited with creating the "aluminum foil hat" for paranoid conspiracy people. See more »

Quotes

Chloe Allen: Here I was, in the middle of an obscene phone call, and I thought of you.
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Connections

Referenced in The South Bank Show: Sir Alec Guinness (1985) See more »

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Intellectual-lite
14 December 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Marshall Brickman attempts something comedic, fanciful and yet high-brow with "Lovesick"...and the different genres prove to be an uneasy mix. Dudley Moore, who at this point was churning out more bombs than WWII, plays the most unconvincing psychiatrist I have ever seen; his rapport with Alec Guinness (a fantasy Freud) has a tidy bounce, and John Huston works minor magic as the head of the medical board, but Moore is continually unsure of himself. Elizabeth McGovern tries hard as the object of Moore's lovesickness, but she isn't really suited to this kind of material--nor is she suitable for Dudley Moore, just as Mary Tyler Moore was wrong for him in "Six Weeks" and Mary Steenburgen looked out of place in the later "Romantic Comedy". The picture has a poor, cheap look, with blurry beiges and whites typical of the staid early-'80s, and I couldn't wait until it was over. *1/2 from ****


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