Release Date: November 23, 2011 (NY, LA)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: David Cronenberg
Screenwriter: Christopher Hampton
Starring: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortenson, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel
Real Life Benefits of Watching A Dangerous Method
- Enlightens viewers as to the complexity of human emotion
- Offers an engaging and entertaining (if not entirely accurate) account of the development of theories of psychoanalysis.
A Dangerous Method Film Review
A Dangerous Method is David Croenenberg’s intellectual biopic of Freud, Jung and the birth of psychoanalysis. Brilliant performances by Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen bring the characters of Freud and Jung to life very believably and despite its grindingly slow pace, the stunning costumes, set design and presentation of the movie make it a worthwhile investment of your time. It also features the best performance of keira Knightley’s career, though, sadly, that isn’t saying a lot.
A Dangerous Method Plot Summary:
On the eve of World War I, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, “A Dangerous Method” takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross, a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. In this exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.
A Dangerous Method DVD Overall: 7.6 / 10
A Dangerous Method — The DVD
Lacklustre bonus set includes cast & crew interviews, film clips, production b-roll, and theatrical trailer.