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A DANGEROUS METHOD

 
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At Theaters: 11/23/2011 On Video: 3/27/2012
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 39 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 589900
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
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Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung's weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina's spell.
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Drama Thriller - This is a talky historical drama, unlike most of director David Cronenberg's other films. Fans of Viggo Mortensen may be disappointed by his more supporting role in comparison to co-stars Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender. Language, sexual content, and general adult content make the film inappropriate for children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Keira Knightley NEVER LET ME GO, THE DUCHESS, ATONEMENT
Viggo Mortensen THE ROAD, APPALOOSA, EASTERN PROMISES
Michael Fassbender X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, JANE EYRE, JONAH HEX
Vincent Cassel BLACK SWAN, EASTERN PROMISES, DERAILED
Sarah Gadon SIBLINGS, LESLIE MY NAME IS EVIL
Wri/Dir: David Cronenberg EASTERN PROMISES, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, EXISTENZ
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True Life Events
From Stage To Screen
Jung, Freud and Sabina On-Screen
Historical Notes
About The Design
About The Locations
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PROFANITY: 1 F-word; a couple of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity.
VIOLENCE: Spanking and whipping during sex.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, marijuana.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Suggestive verbal humor.
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USA Today Full Review
Above Average The film is well-acted and tightly written. But given its subject matter, Method could use a dollop of heat.

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Zurich, 1904. 29-year-old psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) is at the beginning of his career, and lives with his pregnant wife Emma (Sarah Gadon) at Burgholzli hospital. Inspired by Sigmund Freud's (Viggo Mortensen) work, Jung tries Freud's experimental treatment known as psychoanalysis, or 'the talking cure,' on 18-year-old Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley).

Sabina is a well-educated Russian who speaks fluent German, has been diagnosed with hysteria, and is known to be disruptive and violent. In talks with Jung, she reveals a childhood marred by humiliation and beatings from her authoritarian father. The psychoanalysis uncovers a disturbing sexual element to her dysfunction, which upholds Freud's theories connecting sexuality and emotional disorders.

Through his correspondence on Sabina's case, Jung forges a friendship with Freud, and their first meeting is a marathon affair. Relationships deepen between Jung and Freud, who sees Jung as his intellectual heir, and between Jung and Sabina, who is brilliant despite her ailment. Her treatment is successful, and Sabina pursues a career as a psychiatrist with Jung's encouragement.

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