With boredom at its peak I decided to watch a random movie. After surfing IMDB.com I came across an interesting independent movie called Shrink(2009), directed by Jonas Pate. Starring Kevin Spacey, Shrink is a film about a therapist to the Stars of Hollywood who is undergoing some personal and mental struggles of his own. With the recent and tragic suicide of his wife, Henry Carter (Spacey), spirals into bouts of depression. Henry begins to smoke copious amounts of marijuana as he tries to deal with his mental downfall.
I really enjoyed the multiple storyline plot of this movie. The plot follows the lives of Henry’s different patients and the inextricable and subtle connection they have to one another. Throughout the first half of the movie I really was taken by the struggle Henry faced when helping others. The flow of the movie was rather good as the movie was really well written. The dialogue was natural and was very well delivered by the actors. Robin Williams also makes a short appearance as an alcoholic, sex addicted, ageing movie star! The cinematography was also well done. Shots were pleasing to the eye and the editing from what I remember was spot on.
Overall this was a very enjoyable movie. I would recommend it to those who like medium to slower paced movies such as American Beauty or Lost in Translation. Also anyone who is a fan of Kevin Spacey’s acting and delivery will be very pleased with his role in the movie. I would give this movie an eight and a half or nine out of ten. I would watch it again.