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The Treatment

The Treatment (2006)

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 41
Fresh: 28 | Rotten: 13

A comedy for grown-ups, The Treatment overcomes some technical lapses by virtue of a sharp cast.

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Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 19
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 6

A comedy for grown-ups, The Treatment overcomes some technical lapses by virtue of a sharp cast.

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A man and a woman are faced with an unusual "fifth wheel" in their relationship -- his analyst -- in this offbeat independent comedy. Jake Singer (Chris Eigeman) is a schoolteacher working at a respected private school for boys. Jake recently parted ways with his longtime girlfriend and isn't especially happy about being single again. Jake begins seeing a psychiatrist, Dr. Morales (Ian Holm), whose advise often seems to cause more harm than good. Jake meets Allegra (Famke Janssen), a woman whose

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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.

August 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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Chris Eigeman finally gets to show his range in this romantic comedy.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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A smart, tender love story.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

August 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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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.

August 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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...our emotional involvement remains superficial, and we never get that sense of uplift that Allen's better romantic city tales have given us.

July 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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It's an intelligent and thought-provoking romantic comedy.

May 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its otherwise straightforward narrative does what it can to revive the corpse of grown-up romance, with just enough surrealism to save the film from its more serious impulses.

February 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinematical
Cinematical

Valiant effort, but someone should have begged for a rewrite.

October 18, 2007 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

A small film about a high school teacher in an elite Manhattan prep school, but it's filled with large doses of wit and insight.

October 12, 2007
Sacramento Bee

Oren Rudavsky's adaptation of Daniel Menaker's novel is a quietly enjoyable romantic comedy for adults who like to see characters acting like adults.

August 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

This film is so much more believable, amusing and entertaining than the crap we had to listen to in 'Knocked Up'.

August 12, 2007 Full Review
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

--- cerebral, intelligently written and well acted adult fare ---

August 12, 2007 Full Review
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

The three main performances are what carry the film

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Considering the furious pace at which Allen himself cranks out second-rate comedies these days, why bother with a limp imitation?

June 23, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

Having an affair of the heart...and mind.

June 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

Treatment has small intentions, but its friendliness and caution with melodrama makes it a swell change of pace from other neurotic essays on self-absorption.

June 14, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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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!
February 11, 2013
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[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]
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[font=Century Gothic]...but then he meets the widow Allegra Marshall(Famke Janssen).[/font]
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[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]
July 8, 2007
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