A Dangerous Method

  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: David Cronenberg

  • Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen

  • Rate: *** 1/2

Director David Cronenberg has rarely been this simply elegant. The story of two pioneering figures of psychoanalysis, Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), who have a falling out over an intelligent but troubled patient, Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), is sophisticated and stylish. Shot compositions and camerawork are kept simple so as not to distract from the star of the show — the dialogue. As you might imagine for a drama about therapists, there is a great deal of talk. A Dangerous Method won’t be for everyone. The combo of love story and birth of modern analysis is an odd mix, but in its introspection is a fascinating glimpse into the character’s lives and minds.
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