The Treatment How does an attractively neurotic, intellectually vain New Yorker (Chris Eigeman, a familiar presence in the movies of Whit Stillman) learn to allow himself to… The Treatment How does an attractively neurotic, intellectually vain New Yorker (Chris Eigeman, a familiar presence in the movies of Whit Stillman) learn to allow himself to… 2007-05-04 Unrated PT86M Comedy Drama Romance Chris Eigeman Famke Janssen Ian Holm New Yorker
Movie Review

The Treatment (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
SHRINK RAP Neurotic New Yorker Eigeman needs time on the couch with psychoanalyst Holm before he can be happy in bed with Janssen in The…
SHRINK RAP Neurotic New Yorker Eigeman needs time on the couch with psychoanalyst Holm before he can be happy in bed with Janssen in The Treatment
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: May 04, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 86 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance; With: Chris Eigeman and Famke Janssen; Distributor: New Yorker

How does an attractively neurotic, intellectually vain New Yorker (Chris Eigeman, a familiar presence in the movies of Whit Stillman) learn to allow himself to be happy with a beautiful, wealthy, interested young widow (Famke Janssen) and her two kids? In one minuscule, New Yorker magazine-centric part of the world, he turns to the handyman of choice: a stern psychoanalyst (Ian Holm). The filmmaking is rudimentary in The Treatment, Oren Rudavsky's adaptation of Daniel Menaker's novel, but the feeling for the patient-and-shrink dynamic is authentic. And Holm makes a colorful Freudian who may be more fantasy than real.

Originally posted May 09, 2007 Published in issue #934 May 18, 2007 Order article reprints
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