Special Treatment
Special Treatment (2011)

In this darkly erotic drama from cult filmmaker Jeanne Labrune, Isabelle Huppert stars as a high-class prostitute named Alice who serves up sexual fantasies for her clientele, from schoolgirl innocence to S&M. Fed up with the seamy… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 26, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Chicago Reader

Though the parallels drawn between therapy and prostitution grow tiresome, the duo's interaction is peppered with inspired comedic moments.

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Andrew O'Hehir

It isn't a lightweight erotic romp at all, but a complicated and delicate two-person odyssey that's much richer and subtler than that.

Brent Simon

Isabelle Huppert has a sly technique and endlessly fascinating face, but this initially intriguing drama abandons darker overtones for rather wan interpersonal revelations.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

At the end, there is no great revelation, but Huppert has succeeded once again in making us wonder what's going on in there.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

As clichés trot through their sessions - it's like "In Treatment" as bedroom farce - we check out. Huppert, though, is as fearless as ever.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A dramatically inert and poorly acted French film.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Complex, compassionate and endlessly illuminating...

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

To put it plainly, Ms. Huppert, now 58, is too old for the part. The spectacle of Ms. Huppert, the epitome of adult self-possession, impersonating a schoolgirl is grotesquely amusing.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

This solemn, unsexy France/Belgium/Luxembourg co-production...takes mean swipes at both psychotherapy and male sexuality, but fortunately seems most determined to give star Isabelle Huppert another well-deserved showcase for her versatility.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I am glad I took a friends advice and waited for DVD on this one. I think in a cinema for an hour and a half, this would have been a snore. Quite an achievement… More
Walter M.
In "Special Treatment," Xavier(Bouli Lanners), a psychoanalyst, and Alice(Isabelle Huppert), a prostitute, walk into a medical supplies store. Xavier… More
Veronique Kwak
it's one of those european movies that specialize in making a seemingly provocative story into a mediocre sleeper which lacks any climax. (pardon, i'm… More
Mark Abell
A thoughtful character study of an aging, high-class prostitute and her reluctant client, a therapist having some marital difficulty. Isabelle Huppert and Bouli… More