The Treatment


1h 26m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Jake Singer is an anxious young schoolteacher living in New York. He is barely on speaking terms with his father, was recently abandoned by his girlfriend, and is heading for a life of compromise and mediocrity at a prestigious uptown prep school. Emotionally paralyzed, Jake embarks on a course of p

Film Details

Also Known As
Tokig i dig, Treatment
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Jake Singer is an anxious young schoolteacher living in New York. He is barely on speaking terms with his father, was recently abandoned by his girlfriend, and is heading for a life of compromise and mediocrity at a prestigious uptown prep school. Emotionally paralyzed, Jake embarks on a course of psychoanalysis with the maniacal Argentine-Freudian Dr. Ernesto Morales, therapist from hell, who wields his heavily accented sarcasm like a machete. Morales' tactics are worthy of the Spanish Inquisition, and soon Jake is just trying to keep him at a distance while planning his escape. But when he meets socialite widow Allegra Marshall, Jake finds himself upwardly mobile in the Manhattan of serious money and glamour. Bouncing from Morales's couch to Allegra's bed and back again, Jake finds his whole life taking on the strange unpredictable quality of a therapy session.

Film Details

Also Known As
Tokig i dig, Treatment
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the award for Made in New York Best Narrative Feature at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States August 2006

Released in United States June 15, 2007

Released in United States on Video October 9, 2007

Released in United States Spring May 4, 2007

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 14-27, 2006.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (NY Narrative Feature Competition) April 25-May 7, 2006.

Based on the novel "The Treatment" written by Daniel Menaker published by Knopf may 19, 1998.

Debut novel for Daniel Menaker, a senior editor at Random House.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (NY Narrative Feature Competition) April 25-May 7, 2006.)

Released in United States Spring May 4, 2007 (NY)

Released in United States June 15, 2007 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States August 2006 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 14-27, 2006.)

Released in United States on Video October 9, 2007