Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A Dangerous Method (2011)

Freud, Jung, their patients, and their followers talk  themselves into one fine mess in this period biopic.

The tawdry details, the high-fallutin' theories, and the purple drama are all true, which makes this piece of entertainment even better. You may have to brush up on classic psychanalytic theory first to appreciate what's happening, though.

Watch for: Brilliant stage writing, Cronenberg transitioning from body horror to psychological horror. Pay no attention to Kiera Knightley's overacting!

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 21 March 2012.

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