Thursday, December 15, 2011
A Dangerous Method Review - 3 Stars
Keira Knightley grabs your attention in the first frame as a woman in hysterics sent to Carl Jung’s clinic for treatment. Jung—as played by Michael Fassbender—employs his talking treatment—the treatment we come to know as psychoanalysis. Knightley recovers, and becomes an imminent psychiatrist in her own right. She also begins a passionate affair with Jung. Enter Sigmund Freud, as played by Viggo Mortensen, who begins an intellectual bromance with Jung. All of these bonds and triangles seem to bring about the birth of psychoanalysis. “A Dangerous Method” looks gorgeous and takes some interesting twists and turns. So many triangles, alliances, and realliances bring about the psychoanalytical method. The movie concludes with the rest of the story—a historical record that will leave you gasping. Does it deliver what it promises? Interesting and fascinating true story. Is it entertaining? Very interesting. Is it worth the price of admission? A movie for the smart set.