In Treatment 3 Seasons 2010

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Season 3
(66) IMDb 7.2/10
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22. Frances - Week Six TV-MA CC

With her sister's condition worsening, Frances turns to Paul to cope with her mounting anxieties.

Starring:
Gabriel Byrne, Debra Winger
Runtime:
25 minutes
Original air date:
November 29, 2010

Available in HD on supported devices.

Frances - Week Six

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Season 3

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Ali Selim
Starring Gabriel Byrne, Debra Winger
Supporting actors Amy Ryan, Robyn Rikoon
Season year 2010
Network HBO
Executive Producer Mark A. Baker
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Customer Reviews

Great acting, great writing.
M. Tomory
As a retired therapist, I can vouch for the validity of the therapeutic process and sessions.
Bonnie Brody
As good as the Second Season.
Pilar Vives

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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 14, 2010
Format: DVD
There was a great deal of unipolar depression littered along my family genetic tree. So that I got it as a young adult and needed this kind of long term treatment seemed inevitable. The way treatment is usually depicted in films and tv is that patient and therapist achieve a complete catharsis for the patient and the patient strides off towards what will now be a brilliant future which he or she will be able to handle without emotional turmoil. Sadly, this rosy treatment plan only exists in most screenwriters' imaginations.

The reality is that therapy is messy, as messy as life itself. It starts and stops like the rest of life starts and stops, not at any great dramatic points but at quite ordinary and often unresolved points. The patient teeters off to do life on his or her own for awhile and after some missteps will often come shakily back into therapy again with perhaps a different therapist. Although the therapist comes across as all knowing and wise in session, if you stumble across your therapist's personal life, you discover his or her personal life eclipses your own in sheer messiness.

This show captures the above like no other film or tv show ever has. It has done so for three seasons. It may have done it best in this season. Gabriel Byrne does a tour de force job as therapist Paul Weston and indeed very much reminds me of my own first therapist. This season we see him in therapy with a new woman therapist plus him as the therapist with three new patients. My personal favorite has always been to see Byrne's Paul Weston in therapy and this season is no exception to that. He is just a complete mess but in a wholly believable way.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Brody TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 17, 2010
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The third season of In Treatment is as compelling and realistic as the previous two seasons. Paul is dealing with issues of health and family, and trying to come to terms with his previous work with Gina who has written a novel that has left Paul up-ended. He seeks out his own therapist, primarily because he has trouble sleeping but other issues come to the surface. He proves himself to be a difficult patient. Paul has three new patients this season. Sunil is a widow from Calcutta. His wife died six months ago and he has been brought to the United States where he is living with his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. The friction is so thick you can cut it with a knife. Frances is an actress and also the sister of a patient that Paul saw eighteen years ago. Frances's sister has breast cancer and Frances is struggling with the possibility that she, too, may carry the Br-CA gene. She has been separated from her husband for two years and feels alienated from her daughter. Jesse is a gay high school student with ADD who acts out sexually and drives Paul to distraction. Jesse was adopted and does not feel connected to his adopted parents. He has recently received a phone call from his birth mother and is vacillating about whether to call her or not.

This is the best show on television. The acting and writing are superb. As a retired therapist, I can vouch for the validity of the therapeutic process and sessions. Gabriel Byrne does it again. Don't miss this season.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 8, 2010
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Therapists say that people come to therapy looking for a reason to blame their parents. Once they've found it they usually quit. The real work of therapy only starts when you discover that holding your parents responsible for your problems really doesn't solve as much as you thought it would. Good to have someone to blame.

'In Treatment's third year you will again find four half-hour episodes per week. The first three half-hours are Paul's ongoing sessions with his patients, and the final one brings us inside Paul's sessions with his therapist. His therapist for the first two years is gone, and a new one, Adele, is on the scene. And, she is a therapist that we all want. Intelligent and insightful, she brings Gabriel Byrne, Paul, to his senses. She will not allow him to wallow in his misery and points it out, weekly, with force.

the other three patients are a mixed group. Debra Winger as Frances, an actress who come to Paul when she begins to have trouble remembering her lines. Sunil, a new widower from India who has come to live with son and his family, deeply unhappy and seemingly in a depressed state. Jesse, an adopted gay teen who is promiscuous and torn between his lovers and his families. All of them fascinating in their own way, but it is Adele, played by Amy Ryan, who keeps our focus. Sharp, she begins to get inside Paul's head, and he begins to wonder if what he thought was true, indeed is.

Gabriel Byrne is a force to be reckoned with. His performance is award winning and so convincing that at times his wounds are palpable. Kudos to the staff and actors of this marvelous HBO show.

Highly Recommended. prisrob 12-08-10

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By ChaCha on December 10, 2010
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There is an uncanny intimacy in this season that makes the "fly on the wall" experience of the previous two seasons pale in comparison. Three new patients: the first is Sunil, a retired math professor from India who recently lost his wife and is now having difficulty adjusting to life in Brooklyn living with his physician son, literary agent daughter-in-law and their children. The second is Jesse a petulant and disturbed 17 year old homosexual who is dealing with family issues within his adoptive family, being contacted by his birth parents and general teen-age angst. The last patient is Frances, a semi well known actress currently starring in a Broadway play who initially starts treatment because she can't remember her lines. Equally, if not more compelling than the other patients is Paul Weston himself as he continues his own therapy with a new therapist, Adele, brilliantly portrayed by Amy Ryan. The intensity that Gabriel Byrne continues to bring to his role is staggering. In Treatment is one of my favorite shows and it is with bitter disappointment that we don't yet know if there will be a 4th season. God, I hope so.
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