Mar 27, 2010

Shrink, 2009

Shrink, 2009
Director:Jonas Pate
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Mark Webber, Keke Palmer, Robin Williams

Synopsis for Shrink: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.

Stage: Home theatre

Preps: Just another one in the row. As I start to watch it I remember I had some attempts of seeing it but none of them ended in actually seeing it. So I figured I should try it. I see Kevin Spacey in the first five minutes and since he's a god of cast in some movies, seems a fair enough reason to try and see it by the end.

Reality: Spacey also here plays the god, this time in the shrink role, for the celebrity patients. The movie offers a short walk through some of their lives, implying that they can be gods on screen, but true weirdos or even not normal in their private lives. Furthermore, it exposes Spacey's personal tragedy as he tries to cure others for a disease he has on his own (dying of his wife is something he never came over). So we watch a fall of once powerful and influential person, that is wasted all the time and cannot find a way out of his misery.

A good and quality show of personality fall and ego disaster, wrapped with celebrity world. Filled with irony and gayish scenes, however a good and remarkable Spacey piece. Can and will make you see past celebrity cover. The inner is rotten.

An impressive quote (at the beginning and at the end of the tragedy): Happiness. Happiness is a word for a feeling. Feelings are rarely understood; in a moment they are quickly forgotten and misremembered.

My personal rating: 7 (quite enjoyable and I absolutely adore Spacey's cast. An insight into star's personal life, and admittance that they are wacky)

Shrink on IMDB
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