The Treatment (2006)



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

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Jake Singer is an anxious young schoolteacher in New York - barely on speaking terms with his father, recently abandoned by his girlfriend, and heading for a life of compromise and mediocrity. Emotionally paralyzed by his mothers death, he embarks on a course of psychoanalysis with a maniacal Freudian - Dr. Ernesto Morales, therapist from hell. But when he meets socialite widow Allegra Marshall, and finds himself upwardly mobile in the Manhattan of serious money and glamour - as he bounces from the couch to Allegra's bed in the allegedly real world and back again - his whole life begins to take on the eerie, overdetermined quality of an analytic session and he must figure out his escape.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Chris Eigeman
as Jake Singer
Famke Janssen
as Allegra Marshall
Ian Holm
as Dr. Ernesto Morales
Harris Yulin
as Dr. Singer
Blair Brown
as Miss Callucci
Stephen Lang
as Coach Galgano
Lindsay Johnson
as Walter Cooper
Roger Rees
as Leighton Proctor
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Critic Reviews for The Treatment

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (20)

The Treatment finds its agreeable pace. We've heard this particular story before, but it holds up to a skilled retelling.

Full Review… | August 24, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Chris Eigeman finally gets to show his range in this romantic comedy.

Full Review… | August 10, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A smart, tender love story.

Full Review… | August 10, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 8, 2007
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.

Full Review… | July 5, 2007
Washington Post
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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!

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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.

Chloe Faith Walker
Chloe Faith Walker

Very good film. Good balance with what was sanguine and pathos. It had an optimistic conclusion. The film was well done, and it was acted well, and the screenplay was good.

Matt West
Matt West

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