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The Shrink Is In (2001)

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A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming.

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Richard Benjamin

Writers:

Alison Balian (story), Joanna Johnson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Courteney Cox ... Samantha Crumb
David Arquette ... Henry Popopolis
David James Elliott ... Michael
Carol Kane ... Dr. Louise Rosenberg
Kimberley Davies Kimberley Davies ... Isabelle
Viola Davis ... Robin
Jon Polito ... Judge Bob
Chris Potter ... Jonathon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ross Benjamin ... Gerald
Robert Alan Beuth ... Man in Elevator
Gene Borkan Gene Borkan ... Mailman
David Bowe ... Richard
Richard Brooks Burton Richard Brooks Burton ... Helicopter News Cameraman
Mirla Criste Mirla Criste ... Gift Shop Cashier
Barry Cutler ... Patient #1
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Storyline

Samantha, a travel writer suffering from claustrophobia, agoraphobia, and a whole host of other phobias, isn't exactly lucky in her romantic fate. But when her pshycologist suffers a major mental breakdown, she secretly poses as the missing shrink in an effort to turn Michael, her new neighbor, towards her and away from his girlfriend. Through her chase, Samantha meets the happy-go-lucky magazine salesman, Henry. What follows is a series of events that lead to the one question Samantha has to face: Is she thinking with her heart... or with her mind? Written by Michelle Piekarus

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Falling in love can drive you crazy... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amours et thérapie See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ziggy Marley performs a cover of "Let Your Love Flow" on camera at the end. See more »

Goofs

In the first 2 minutes, after Chris Potter pulls in at the airport, an extra wearing a burgundy shirt can be seen in direct perspective behind Courtney Cox staring, waving and smiling at the camera. See more »

Quotes

Louise: I seem to remember that in our last session you said you were in love. How's that going?
Samantha: Well, umm I sorta met this other guy, Henry. He's a...well...he's really....he's different.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Marci X (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Take a Chance
Written by Chris Jackson
Performed by Terell the Ghetto Romeo
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The Shrink is in, chemistry abounds!
23 July 2005 | by Barnabasat45See all my reviews

It is amazing to me how many higher budget films are released with such an amount of hoopla, about nothing. It seems that critics have their favorite actors and whatever they are in, somehow makes the project they are reviewing great. The Shrink is in is a funny and sweet fantasy in which Courteney and David play parts which sum up their relationship. That is: Different, funny and loving. The plot, although not altogether plausible, works well because of the chemistry between the actors and the fast paced directing. Film budgets do not break or make a film. The Shrink is in is proof of that. "You've Got Mail" did not have anything over this film except a large studio budget. God bless the Indies.


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