Brian Reitzell and Ken Andrews
January 21, 2009 (Sundance Film Festival)
July 24, 2009 (New York and Los Angeles only)
July 31, 2009 (wider release)
September 29, 2009 (Region 1 - North America - Order here)
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Roadside Attractions (US)
What happens when the people we count on to hold us
together... are barely holding it together themselves? Jonas Pate's
Shrink is a striking, fast-paced exposé of the "other" Hollywood,
featuring folks living outside their comfort zone and the people who put
Henry Carter (Kevin Spacey) is a psychiatrist with an A-list clientele, including a once-famous actress (Saffron Burrows), an insecure young writer (Mark Webber), and a comically obsessive-compulsive superagent (Dallas Roberts). Henry is not in a good place, however. He has been asked to take his first pro bono case, a troubled teenage girl from a neighborhood far from the Hollywood hills. Considering his present state of mind, is he ready for the real-life troubles of a young woman who loves the world of movies he has become so jaded by?
At its core, Shrink is a study of control and our endless need for it, even when it grows increasingly impossible to obtain. Writer Thomas Moffett uses classic archetypes in this modern Hollywood tale, but never pushes them over the edge of credibility. Performed by a well-matched cast at the top of their form, the result is both satisfying and exhilarating. Watching Shrink makes us feel like voyeurs looking through a window into the lives of people who look great, feel worse, and end up behaving badly.
You love your wife?
Yeah, I do love my wife. I also love Paris, but that doesn't mean I want to live there all my life.
I usually don't have this ride, but my wife took my f***ing keys. Please take the wheel, I gotta take a piss.
Shrink had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. The film had a total of 4 screenings at the Festival:
Shrink also screened at the Seattle International Film Festival in Seattle, WA, which took place from May 21 -June 14, 2009.
The Doctor is out.
June 16, 2008 - July, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Robin spent only 2 days on set for this film
On July 24, 2009, the film screened in Los Angeles and New York City. A week later, on July 31, 2009, the film opened in:
August 6, 2009 (as "Exomologiseis")
September 2009 (Deauville American Film Festival)
September 3, 2009
September 10, 2009
October 16, 2009
October 29, 2009
November 5, 2009
Kevin Spacey also produced this film.
Shrink screened twice at the European Film Market (Berlin Film Festival), trying to find a distributor.
$16,443 (limited release - 2 theaters)
77 days / 11 weeks