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Jake Singer is an anxious young schoolteacher living in New York. He is barely on speaking terms with his father, recently abandoned by his girlfriend, and heading for a life of compromise and mediocrity at a prestigious uptown prep school.
Emotionally paralyzed, Jake embarks on a course of psychoanalysis with the maniacal Argentine-Freudian Dr. Ernesto Morales, therapist from hell, who wields his heavily accented sarcasm like a machete. Morales's tactics are worthy of the Spanish Inquisition, and soon Jake is just trying to keep him at a distance while planning his escape.
But when he meets socialite widow Allegra Marshall, Jake finds himself upwardly mobile in the Manhattan of serious money and glamour. Bouncing from Morales 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.
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Full of unpredictable bounce. ---Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice
Terrific! --Joy Behar,
A rare, thoughtful comedy. --Ken Fox,
Funny, yet heartfelt and original. Famke Janssen gave a brilliant performance. If you love true New York City feel films, you'll love The Treatment.Published 19 months ago by Diana Garcia
A romantic comedy that takes a totally different approach and actually pulls it off. Mostly. Christopher Eigeman, who I remember fondly from BARCELONA, plays a contemporary Woody... Read morePublished on September 18, 2010 by MISTER SJEM