Sony Pictures Classics (Jeremy Thomas & Tiana
USA 🇺🇸 2011
W: Christopher Hampton [based on his play "The Talking Cure";
book "A Most Dangerous Method" by John Kerr]
DP: Peter Suschitzky
Ed: Ronald Sanders
Mus: Howard Shore
PD: James McAteer
Cos: Denise Cronenberg
Michael Fassbender (Carl Jung), Keira Knightley (Sabina
Spielrein), Viggo Mortensen (Sigmund Freud), Vincent Cassel (Otto Gross)
rather plodding biopic of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and the birth of psychoanalysis.
Michael Fassbender & Viggo Mortensen are both excellent in
their roles, it's a shame their hard work is rather undone by Keira Knightley's terrible acting (this has to be seen to see how bad it is).
thought David Cronenberg was one of the best directors during the 80's & 90's, with films such as The Fly, Videodrome & Naked Lunch, but this is most certainly one of his weaker films
from an entertainment perspective.
Good attention to the period and a couple of well-acted
performances, but an incredibly boring film.