The Treatment
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Jake Singer is an anxious young schoolteacher in New York - barely on speaking terms with his father, recently abandoned by his girlfriend, and heading for a life of compromise and mediocrity. Emotionally paralyzed by his mothers death, he embarks on a course of psychoanalysis with a maniacal Freudian - Dr. Ernesto Morales, therapist from hell. But when he meets socialite widow Allegra Marshall, and finds himself upwardly mobile in the Manhattan of serious money and glamour - as he bounces from the couch to Allegra's bed in the allegedly real world and back again - his whole life begins to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Treatment finds its agreeable pace. We've heard this particular story before, but it holds up to a skilled retelling."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Janssen is an intense screen presence. Too often she's stuck playing humorless towering antagonists. Here, happily, she's allowed to be a real person."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"It's an intelligent and thought-provoking romantic comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A small film about a high school teacher in an elite Manhattan prep school, but it's filled with large doses of wit and insight."
‑ Bruce Dancis, Sacramento Bee
"--- cerebral, intelligently written and well acted adult fare ---"
‑ David Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan
"Chris Eigeman finally gets to show his range in this romantic comedy."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Eigeman has been in training for this kind of thing for years, but the pleasant surprise is Janssen, who shows a gift for clever dialogue. This is light fare, but it's smart, enjoyable light fare."
‑ Hank Sartin, Time Out
"Its otherwise straightforward narrative does what it can to revive the corpse of grown-up romance, with just enough surrealism to save the film from its more serious impulses."
‑ Karina Longworth, Cinematical
"Oren Rudavsky's adaptation of Daniel Menaker's novel is a quietly enjoyable romantic comedy for adults who like to see characters acting like adults."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The three main performances are what carry the film"
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"A smart, tender love story."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"...our emotional involvement remains superficial, and we never get that sense of uplift that Allen's better romantic city tales have given us."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Valiant effort, but someone should have begged for a rewrite."
‑ Christopher Null,
"This film is so much more believable, amusing and entertaining than the crap we had to listen to in 'Knocked Up'."
‑ Jeanne Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan
"Having an affair of the heart...and mind."
‑ , Los Angeles Daily News
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