A Dangerous Method (2011)
Suffering from hysteria, Sabina Spielrein is hospitalized under the care of Dr. Carl Jung who has begun using Dr. Sigmund Freud’s talking cure with some of his patients. Spielrain’s psychological problems are deeply rooted in her childhood and violent father. She is highly intelligent however and hopes to be a doctor, eventually becoming a psychiatrist in her own right. The married Jung and Spielrein eventually become lovers.
Genre : Drama
Country : UK/Germany/Switzerland
Michael Fassbender : Carl Jung
Viggo Mortensen : Sigmund Freud
Keira Knightley : Sabina Spielrein
Having an opinion about a psychological film is difficult. The movie concentrates on the origins of psychoanalysis, the techniques and the ideas about that. The result is indeed a boring movie, filled with lots of dialogue. The emotional relationship between Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender though is interesting.
Personally, I like that kind of a “psychiatrist-helps-patien-with-a-problem’ film, but rather a chemical co-equal like Matt Damon and Robin Williams in “Good Will Hunting“. “A dangerous mind” isn’t a movie you can watch after a tiring day at work that ended with headache. It’s not mitigating material such as an aspirin.