December 01, 2011

A Dangerous Method- Sunshine



Mike:  Our second movie at the Landmark Sunshine, following Rampart, was David Cronenberg's latest. I'm a big Cronenberg fan, and while he doesn't necessarily disappoint with A Dangerous Method, the film is a bit of a tough task to sit through. Of course, what else can you expect from a period movie about Freud and Jung? It's a lot of talking - fascinating for the majority of the film, but I would be lying if I didn't admit that it was tiring at times for me. It wasn't boring, just... at some points it just became a bit tiring.

Also, I should make it clear that this is a Michael Fassbender/Keira Knightley movie. And both of them are outstanding, but unlike what the marketing materials might lead you to believe, Viggo Mortensen is not in the movie very much. He gives an outstanding performance, but it's a supporting part.

Fassbender has been in a whopping four major films this year and it's obvious that he's an amazing actor who we'll be seeing a lot of in years to come. Without seeing Shame, I found this to be his most impressive performance yet.

Erica: At the Sunshine, they started welcoming you to the film and talking about it. The presenter in this particular theater said that we were in the right place if we liked spanking and seeing Keira Knightley naked. That being said, I am not a fan of period movies and found this movie dragging at times. I find the whole Freud's psychoanalysis theories interesting and wished the movie focused more on that. That being said, Fassbender and Mortensen were great in the film as Jung and Freud and the friendship they developed.

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