5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Worthy Romantic Comedy,
This review is from: Treatment, The (DVD)
I agree with the first review that says that this is a romantic comedy that doesn't insult its audience, but I think it deserves at least one more star for being able to do that. The film is quite delightful, even for someone like me who detests the typical romantic comedy.
This one rises above, mostly due to Ian Holm's portrayal as a Freudian analyst seeing the "neurotic" Jake. The guy is GREAT in this film, and his discussions with Jake, whether real or imagined, are what elevates the film above mediocrity.
When people write about the film, they tend to call the main character neurotic. Maybe it's because I'm neurotic, too, but Jake doesn't seem all that neurotic. He seems pretty much normal (yes, I realize that it's saying more about me than about him), and I actually like the guy. I would like to be friends with him. Maybe that's why I like the film, where he ends up getting the pretty girl.
Another reason why I like The Treatment is because of the dialogue, which is consistently strong and witty. It's not like an episode of Gilmore Girls - The Complete First Season, because the dialogue is a bit more believable, but the characters are all smart and sarcastic, so it make it enjoyable to talk to them. I mean, to listen to them. Ahem...
So if you're looking for a good date movie, guys, this one is better than most. Recommend it to your significant other, and she will think you're "deep."