A Dangerous Method
A DANGEROUS METHOD (15)
D: David Cronenberg
Sony Pictures Classics (Jeremy Thomas & Tiana Alexandra)
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)
A 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).
I 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.