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A Dangerous Method

(DVD - 2003 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
A Dangerous Method


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The relationship between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud is torn apart when Sabina Spielrein, a troubled but beautiful young woman, comes between them and forever changes the face of modern thought.
Title: A dangerous method
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. :, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment,, [2003], c2002.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Release date: Mar. 6, 2012.
CPL DVD# 6338376
Summary: The relationship between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud is torn apart when Sabina Spielrein, a troubled but beautiful young woman, comes between them and forever changes the face of modern thought.
Audience: Rating R for sequences of strong bloody violence, and a scene of sexuality.
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Additional Contributors: Fassbender, Michael - 1977-
Mortensen, Viggo - 1985-
Knightley, Keira - 1985-
Cronenberg, David - 1943-
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I haven't seen it yet, but I am sure it is not in my taste. However, I watch all types of movies. I wonder if Homosexuality is inherited, or born with or acquired? I am a heterosexual man. And the study from afar (and I mean from far away), is what I do at times. I watch movies like Sigmund Freud and that is about it. I love women only in a bed with me.

This is a very revolutionary film about mental illness, relationship and female power arising ... I doubt general public would receive it well as shown in the box office revenue. Only those who live and talk with an open mind will be able to watch this film in appreciation. The rest of the general public who find this story awkward is just that - general public.

Sexual harassement issues as handled at the turn of the XX century. Somewhat a picture of living in Ivory Towers and the social elites good old boy network in turn of the century Europe. Knightley gets spanked repeatedly by Carl Jung in a sort of therapy session. Plenty of Jungian erotic symbolism.

Report This Oct 24, 2013
  • love_my_library_card rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An elegant, detailed, and restrained film, but I was expecting a bit more from David Cronenberg with regard to the story. The actors did a good enough job with what they were given.

Report This Oct 23, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I apologize to Keira Knightley fans: she can act real well, at least in this movie. It also reminds us how much mental health problems stem from sexual health issues.

Report This Jul 29, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film focuses on one of the key relationships that went to establish the cultural foundation of the "modern" world: the true study, and objectification, of the mind -- by three people directly caught up personally in the very powerful forces they were attempting to understand (for the first time in history). The film, despite its necessary slow pace, and despite its inability to do more than scratch the surfaces of the depths of its basic situation, is fascinating and remarkably successful. What these people did and thought and felt contributed significantly to who we are and how we live in the worlds of our culture.

Report This Jun 18, 2013
  • nptphoto rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Still more proof -- as if any were needed -- than Cronenberg can't direct. And furthermore, he never could. It was the actors, and the actors alone, who redeemed The Dead Zone, the director's one halfway-watchable movie. In this awful bomb, even deprived of his trademark, over-the-top violence, DC still manages to revel in the ugliest worldview possible. Also, Keira Knightley is a horrible actress!!! Possibly worse than Natalie Portman, tho' perhaps not nearly as self-aggrandizing.

Report This May 27, 2013
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Highly disappointing for me. I was quite excited and expected a lot from Cronenberg, but this film didn't show his potential very well. Personally, I liked Keira's performance, but a lot of people didn't, so that's one deterrent for most audiences. Mortensen played his role (or rather downplayed it) with such immense subtlety that I couldn't appreciate it. It just was all hype and no substance, I found. I don't know the actual story, so perhaps it was trying to stick to the source material, but regardless, it was incredibly dull and didn't redeem itself, not even at the end. I wouldn't recommend it.

Report This Mar 24, 2013
  • darkrain22 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An unbelievable performance from Kierra. I was super shocked how in character she was for this entire role. Both Fassbender as well as Mortensen were pretty fantastic as well. The slower scenes with powerful dialogue really captured me, much like a Tarrintino film. I suggest it if your at all curious about these 3 actors abilities, psychology, sex, or human purpose.

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Report This Oct 23, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Carl Jung: Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable... just to be able to go on living. Sigmund Freud: Experiences like this, however painful, are necessary and inevitable; without them, how can we know life? Otto Gross: It seems to me the measure of the true perversity of the human race, that one of its very few reliably pleasurable activities should be the subject of so much hysteria and repression.

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  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Carl Jung: "So you're... not a believer in monogamy..." Otto Gross: "For a neurotic like myself, I can't possibly imagine a more stressful concept." Carl Jung: "And you don't find it necessary, or... desirable to exercise some restraint, as a contribution, say, to the smooth function of civilization." Otto Gross: "What - and make myself ill?"

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sabina Spielrein (to Carl Jung): "There's no hope for me... I'm vile and... filthy and, corrupt... I must... I must never be let out of here..."

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  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Professor Bleuler: "Miss Spielrein?" Sabina Spielrein (cackling in muddy pond): "Herr Director." Professor Bleuler: "I feel you may have a little too much time on your hands. I'm a great believer in getting our patients involved in some productive work. What are your particular interests?" Sabina Spielrein: "Suicide. Interplanetary travel."

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