Shrink

Shrink

DVD - 2009
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Henry Carter is L.A.'s top celebrity psychiatrist with an A-list clientele, including a famous actress, an insecure young writer, an an obsessive-compulsive super-agent. Henry is not in a good place, however. Disillusioned with both his career and personal life, Henry's only hope of salvation could come from his first pro bono case, a troubled teenager from a neighborhood far from the Hollywood Hills. Considering his present state of mind, Henry may not be ready for the real-life problems of someone who lives so far from his own neighborhood.

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littleagnesann
Jul 02, 2013

Ridiculous and a waste of time.

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CalicoJack
Sep 23, 2010

Shallow, longwinded entry with an oddball assortment of characters, including wannabe film makers; survivors of a loved one's suicide; a depressed, drug-dependent psychiatrist; & his various patients & associates. Altogether way too long, drawn out, bleak, & self-indulgent.

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joseph
Dec 10, 2009

Good - Shrink (2009) 104 min. Though rated as a good film, it's downfall is the fact that it had an incredible story which the writers just did not fully explore to the level they should've. The concept includes a psychiatrist (Kevin Spacey) who loses his wife after she commits suicide. He didn't read the signs and couldn't save her despite writing a book on "happiness". How painful that must be. And Kevin Spacey demonstrates that pain through drug use and depression. Unfortunately, the story misses that big punch especially after including another character (a teenage girl played by Keke Palmer) who lost her mother via suicide - there should've been more, much more, from their talks together.

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