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Beyond Therapy (1987)

R | | Comedy | April 1987 (USA)
This is an insane and fast-paced romantic comedy about a bizarre dinner date among Bruce (Goldblum) and Prudence (Hagerty), and their lunatic therapists, and Bruce's jealous, gun-wielding ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Prudence
... Bruce
... Charlotte
... Stuart
... Bob
... Zizi
... Andrew
... Cindy
Bertrand Bonvoisin ... Le Gérant
Nicole Evans ... The Cashier
Louis-Marie Taillefer ... Le Chef
Matthew Leonard-Lesniak ... Mr. Bean (as Matthew Lesniak)
Laure Killing ... Charlie
Gilbert Blin ... Waiter
Vincent Longuemare ... Waiter
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This is an insane and fast-paced romantic comedy about a bizarre dinner date among Bruce (Goldblum) and Prudence (Hagerty), and their lunatic therapists, and Bruce's jealous, gun-wielding homosexual lover Stuart, and Stuart's over-protective mother, and a whole group of very odd New York characters. Will Bruce and Prudence find love amidst all the craziness? Written by nt.1

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Comic relief for incurable romantics. See more »

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Therapie Zwecklos  »

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$790,000
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Some movie posters for the film had a long text preamble that read: "It doesn't matter whether you're the doctor. Or the patient. In order to establish a successful psychiatric relationship , both sides have to be committed. BEYOND THERAPY. Comic relief for incurable romantics". See more »

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Stuart: I ejaculate quickly on porpoise!
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References Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) See more »

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Someone To Watch Over Me
Composed by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Yves Montand
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Beyond comprehension
15 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Whoever thought of bringing Christopher Durang and Robert Altman together has never mixed oil with water. Never have two artists been more obviously mismatched. Altman creates dark little moody set pieces, and moves at his own leisurely (and idiosyncratic) pace; Durang's fast little funny script practically begs for a crackling speed-thru, and this movie goes on forever. Still, if you're not familiar with Durang or if you can watch this without any preconceived notions, there are some very funny moments, and Christopher Guest, as always, is priceless.


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