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 adopted son attends his school; Allegra is still getting over the death of her husband, but Jake is strongly attracted to her and she seems to feel the same way. Morales is convinced Allegra is simply using Jake (there are questions about her ability to care for her son that may cause her to lose custody if she remains single), and he advises Jake that if he must go on dating her, he should seduce Allegra without becoming emotionally involved. This is more easily said than done, but as Jake and Allegra spend more time together, he begins seeing and hearing Morales at the most inopportune moments, with the doctor offering un-called-for tips on their relationship. The Treatment received the award for best "Made In New York" feature at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Jake is an anxious young schoolteacher living in New York. Emotionally paralyzed, he embarks on a course of psychoanalysis with a maniacal therapist from hell. When he meets socialite widow Allegra, Jakes finds himself upwardly mobile in the Manhattan of serious money and glamour. Bouncing from his therapist's couch to Allegra's bed and back again, Jake's whole life begins taking on the strange, unpredictable quality of a therapy session. The Treatment captures all of the wit and mystery of Jake Singer's epic journey through the realms of psychoanalysis and mature love."
Psychotherapist and patient
English teachers -- Drama.
Psychoanalysis -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Psychotherapist and patient -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
English teachers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
|Publisher|| [New York] :New Yorker Video,2007
|Other Titles|| Treatment.
Eigeman, Chris, 1965-
Holm, Ian, 1931-2020
Janssen, Famke, 1964-
Hubbard, Elizabeth, 1933-
Lang, Stephen, 1952-
Menaker, Daniel. Treatment.
Cinema Management Group (Firm)
Shrinkwrap Productions (Firm)
Centre Street (Firm)
New Yorker Video (Firm)
Chris Eigeman, Ian Holm, Famke Janssen, Blair Brown, Elizabeth Hubbard, Stephen Lang, Stephanie March, Roger Rees, Harris Yulin.
Director of photography, Andrij Parekh ; editor, Rámon Rivera Moret ; music, John Zorn ; costume designer, Erika Munro ; production designer, Edwige Geminel.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Daniel Menaker.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Deleted scenes; "Psychotherapists discuss the film" featurette; clips of director's early works; theatrical trailer.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9; compatible 4:3; letterboxed) presentation; Dolby Digital.
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.