The Treatment (2006)
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as Jake Singer
as Allegra Marshall
as Dr. Ernesto Morales
as Dr. Singer
as Miss Callucci
as Coach Galgano
as Walter Cooper
as Leighton Proctor
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The Treatment finds its agreeable pace. We've heard this particular story before, but it holds up to a skilled retelling.
Chris Eigeman finally gets to show his range in this romantic comedy.
Janssen is an intense screen presence. Too often she's stuck playing humorless towering antagonists. Here, happily, she's allowed to be a real person.
Eigeman has been in training for this kind of thing for years, but the pleasant surprise is Janssen, who shows a gift for clever dialogue. This is light fare, but it's smart, enjoyable light fare.
Audience Reviews for The Treatment
A man undergoing therapy deals with life's twists and turns for him as he struggles to fit in. Its a Woody Allen film, in a word, without Allen. Janssen does okay as the love interest and Holm almost steals the film as the Argentinian Freudian (didn't the Nazis repratriate in Argentina after the war ... ?) trying to solve Eigeman's neurosis. Eigeman's not usually in the driver's seat and only fares as "okay" being there, but it's not his fault really. The script ... the script!
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Treatment", Jake Singer(Chris Eigeman) is a particularly unhappy camper, especially with his ex, Julia(Stephanie March), getting married.(Somehow he manages to get an invite to an engagement party.) As a prep school English teacher, he is having trouble reaching his students, while defending a gifted but troubled student, Walter Cooper(Lindsay Johnson). And his tough love psychologist, Dr. Ernesto Morales(Ian Holm), is not making things easy for him...[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]...but then he meets the widow Allegra Marshall(Famke Janssen).[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"The Treatment" is a contrived romance that never truly comes alive, despite a good cast(of which Harris Yulin fares best), some quality moments and taking notice of the various economic strata exisiting in the small area of Manhattan Island. But even though the movie is about the need to come to terms with oneself, it is not a good idea to have such a self-absorbed lead character being on the same level as a recent widow.[/font]
sleeper. Great feel good story embarking upon relationship building. Very well conveyed with depth and perception. Great for psych teachers to use for a class.
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