Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Dangerous Method (2011)

Director: David Cronenberg. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel. 99 min. Rated R. UK/Germany/Canada/Switzerland. Biography/Drama.

Carl Jung (Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Mortensen) have endless discussions on psychoanalysis theories, and about whether Yung is emotionally involved with one of his patients (Kinghtley) or not. That pretty much sums it up. Add to that Knightly's artificial "overacting" as a mental patient, and I really didn't see the cinematically imperative point of making such a movie. Cronenberg has come a very long way since the time he made corny sci-fi thrillers, but I wouldn't count this as a major accomplishment.

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