The Treatment

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"A comedy about life, love... and escaping your shrink."
  • NR
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.8  (1,136)
  • 54

The Treatment is a 2006 drama film starring Chris Eigeman, Ian Holm, and Famke Janssen. The film is directed by Oren Rudavsky and is based on the book by Daniel Menaker. The story centers around Jake Singer (Chris Eigeman), a Manhattan English teacher who is struggling to understand his own emotions while he tries to piece together the puzzle of his own past. Jake's past is marked by a troubled childhood that involved his father's abandonment of his family and his mother's suicide. As a result, Jake is estranged from his father and struggles with his own relationships.

One day, a new student enters Jake's English class, a teenage girl named Allegra Marshall (Stephanie March). She is the daughter of a wealthy businessman, and Jake is immediately drawn to her. Through his interactions with Allegra, Jake becomes involved with her family, which includes her cold and distant stepmother, played by Famke Janssen, and her eccentric grandfather, played by Ian Holm.

As Jake gets to know Allegra's family, he begins to sense that something is off. He becomes increasingly drawn to the mystery surrounding the family, and in particular, the relationship between Allegra and her stepmother. Along the way, Jake becomes romantically involved with Allegra, which further complicates his already complicated life.

The Treatment is a character-driven drama that delves into the complexities of relationships, both past and present. The film is a poignant exploration of loss, grief, and the human need for connection. Chris Eigeman gives a standout performance as Jake, a man struggling to come to terms with his own emotional trauma. Ian Holm is equally impressive as Allegra's grandfather, a man who is both eccentric and wise.

The script, written by Daniel Menaker, is smart and insightful, providing the actors with ample material to work with. The film's cinematography is another standout feature, with the New York City setting serving as a character in its own right.

The Treatment received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its emotional depth and others criticizing its slow pacing. Despite this, the film remains a compelling drama that is well worth a watch for anyone who appreciates character-driven storytelling.

Overall, The Treatment is a poignant drama that explores the complexities of relationships and the human need for connection. With strong performances from Chris Eigeman and Ian Holm, as well as a smart and insightful script, the film is a must-see for anyone who appreciates thoughtful drama.

The Treatment is a 2006 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 54.

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    5.8  (1,136)
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