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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.
I don't know how many movies they can make about how horrible and lonely it is to be rich, but after watching this film I know it's at least one too many.
The main reason why I wanted to watch this was Kevin Spacey's name involved. I really like him, I think he is a fantastic actor and once again it was impossible not to like his performance in this film. Unfortunately Shrink was not as good as I imagined it to be.
The story is centered in the world of cinema. Hollywood is the land of dreams for the ones who want to be someone in that magical cinematic world. Dr. Carter is a celebrity shrink but he is dealing with some psychological problems too. He starts to loose his abilities to help others because he became a drug addict due to a tragedy in his life.
We follow a lot…
I know some people hate films like this with a big cast with overlapping story lines, but I just seem to love them. In short, this film is like CRASH only dealing with the movie industry.
It all surrounds Spacey, who is fantastic, as a shrink in charge of helping many of our characters, when he needs help himself dealing with his deceased wife.
There's plots with a writer trying to find a good idea, a young girl who has lost her mother and needs help, an actress with a cheating boyfriend and an actor unhappy with his career choices.
I thought the cast really good overall, not a weak link in the bunch. The Agent was probably the best…
I don't think there's been one bad role spacey's done. if he has done a stinker I'm sure he brings something back into the movie, as such is a great actor. This movie is perfect to showcase Spacey's talent.
There was potential for much more if they just roughed this up a bit. The groundwork sounds good and the cast presents some good couplings but the real bulk of the plot is too convenient to leave any lasting marks. It's all been done before.
This film fails on so many levels. I can't believe Spacey agreed to star in it. I think one of my stars is awarded based on the fact that Spacey and Robin Williams shared screen time. That was great. Otherwise, it's an overly sentimental misfire.
I like Kevin Spacey, but this movie bored the shit out of me. I wasn't interested in anything that was presented onscreen.
I just needed the injection of Kevin Spacey. I saw this one long ago and wanted to refresh my memory. The fact that I forgot about it, tells you enough. Still, it's down-to-earth and realistic. We (the proud Balkan people) never go to shrinks, we're mentally the healthiest nation in the world, so it's always interesting to see that others (especially celebrities and the ridiculously rich) are fucked up for some silly reasons :-)
The acting was fine but it didn't make me feel as much as it wanted me to.
Shrink is an odd and uncomfortable mix indeed. Populated by characters in various degrees of self destructive or burnt out extremis, it plumps for existential meaning in a modern world (Hollywood!) of narcissism and competitive stress. What it delivers is a narrative that jerks toward a conclusion of jaw dropping contrivance. It's as if the first two acts were built and remodelled over years of studious analysis (albeit overworked), and then given a denouement that was tacked on to meet an overnight deadline. Some of the dialogue and exchanges are written brilliantly, in brutal contrast to the story itself, and it's performed by a quality cast clearly revelling in their mostly overwrought roles. As a study in grief and it's…
A depressed Hollywood shrink (Kevin Spacey) tries to find his way back to life...
SHRINK is a terrible movie. Hollywood bullshit. Full of Hollywood bullshit characters. It's message is as dumb as naive. It's Hollywood being Hollywood. Narcissistic, self-important and empty. SHRINK tells you that you can overcome any problem if you make a movie about it. No shit. This is what really happens here. The movie gives us two depressed characters who both have lost a loved one by suicide. As talking doesn't help it's the love for movies that will finally solve the problem.
If it weren't for Spacey SHRINK would be unbearable. He walks around constantly smoking dope, looking like shit and although feeling sorry for himself…
I found this a bit tedious, and a bit confusing!
La verdad esperaba menos.
Film entretenido, con un guion más o menos aceptable (aunque alguna casualidad, para que pase en LA esta un poco cogida por los pelos).
La verdad es que la he visto a gusto, lo que ya es mucho decir.
Why does it seem that no movie can get LA right?
A dark film but with a genuine feel to it that makes you invest in the characters. Especially Kevin Spacey's performance is just superb and i would have wished to see Robin Williams a bit more in the film....