Going Under (2006)




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The erotic fantasies of an obsessive psychotherapist slowly begin to bleed over into reality when his relationship with his longtime dominatrix comes up from the underground in director Eric Werthman's sexually themed psychological drama. For two years, Peter has been seeking cruel pleasure in the company of professional dominatrix Suzanne. Though his wife reluctantly accepts the relationship with the understanding that what happens at the S & M house never interferes in the couple's personal … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jessica Gohlke, Eric Werthman
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On DVD: Jun 26, 2007


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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Much of the film's impact is thanks to the performance given by Rees, here handed a rare leading dramatic role.

July 13, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The feature directorial debut of 65-year-old Eric Werthman, who has been a practicing psychotherapist for a quarter of a century. If you're not already seeing a shrink, Mr. Werthman, may we suggest that you start immediately.

June 16, 2006
New York Post
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A married therapist (Roger Rees) and his dominatrix (Geno Lechner) attempt a real-world romance with predictably strained results.

June 15, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

At times, inchoate ideas (emotional wounds hurt deeper than physical pain?) threaten to congeal into an actual theme, but that turns out to be, like the rest of the film, a drawn-out tease.

Full Review… | June 13, 2006
Village Voice
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Full Review… | May 15, 2007
Top Critic

Rees' performance, of the variety customarily called 'fearless,' is the only reason to endure this tedious, arid glimpse into the S&M subculture.

Full Review… | June 16, 2006
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