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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.

Director:

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 ... 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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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: You haven't heard from Henry huh?
Samantha: I tried to find him at the place where he supposedly worked and they said they'd never heard of him so either he never existed or he just doesn't want anything to do with me.
Louise: What do you want?
Samantha: I want him.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Marci X (2018) See more »

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Are You Going With Me
Written by Dave Bassett and Jessica Sheely
Performed by Jessica Sheely
Courtesy of Dreamworks/SKG Music Publishing
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Perfectly mediocre
6 June 2003 | by amhnorrisSee all my reviews

This is a pleasant enough diversion of a movie. Courteney Cox basically plays Monica, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Her performance in the movie's introduction is forced, but after that is fine. The movie holds up especially well in those scenes without David Arquette. I've never been a fan of that 'Look how wacky I am' brand of humour, and it falls flat on its face here. The writing is unoriginal, but sometimes that's a nice thing in a movie; we know that everything will be fine in the end. There's the odd funny line, but a little too much farce (i.e. Cox repeatedly falling off a chair) or juvenile humor that adds little. Average, but adequately entertaining.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shrink Is In See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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