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Lovesick (1983)

A psychiatrist, who falls in love with a patient, is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.

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Marshall Brickman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dudley Moore ... Saul Benjamin
Elizabeth McGovern ... Chloe Allen
Alec Guinness ... Sigmund Freud
Christine Baranski ... Nymphomanic
Gene Saks ... Frantic Patient
Renée Taylor ... Mrs. Mondragon
Kent Broadhurst ... Gay Patient
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Barrie Suzanne Barrie ... Jaffe's Wife
Anna Berger ... Analysis
Otto Bettmann Otto Bettmann ... Dr. Waxman
Mark Blum ... Intern Murphy
Amalie Collier Amalie Collier ... Maid
Anne De Salvo ... Case Interviewer
Tony Devon ... Stage Hand
Selma Diamond ... Harriet Singer, M.D.
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A psychiatrist, who falls in love with a patient, is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it.

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A comedy for the incurably romantic. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem bolondja See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,093,281, 21 February 1983

Gross USA:

$10,171,304

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,171,304
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Ladd Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and Director Marshall Brickman used in this movie the story mechanism whereby the lead male character converses and gets advice from the ghost of Sigmund Freud. This type of device was used in Play It Again, Sam (1972), where Woody Allen liaised and talked with the ghost of Humphrey Bogart. Brickman co-wrote several movies with Allen during the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Chloe Allen: Here I was, in the middle of an obscene phone call, and I thought of you.
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Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) See more »

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Charming, Sweet Comedy
21 August 2009 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

I cannot believe that only two people have reviewed this movie. I would think that all Woody Allen fans would want to see a film written and directed by the co-writer of Sleeper, Annie Hall, and Manhattan. Also, I would think that there must be more Dudley Moore fans around. Moore made this when he was king of romantic comedies in the 1980's, with hits like "10" and "Arthur". He took the crown from George Segal, and was followed by Andrew McCarthy in the late 80's and John Cusack in the 1990's.

I movie is a bit slow, or seems that way today, but that's because everybody has been hooked on television series like "Friends" and "30 Rock" where there has to be a laugh every 15 seconds. The laughs come, but they arrive at a leisurely pace of about one a minute.

The movie makes fun of Freudian psychiatry, which has pretty much become a relic of the 20th century like walkmen and pong video games. Still, scenes like the one where Moore tries to tell Elizabeth McGovern that she has penis envy seem to work better today, when we all can agree that the theory is absurd.

Incidentally, McGovern has possibly never looked so seduction and beautiful as she does in this movie.

Many of the supporting cast members are good, including Larry Rivers, John Huston, Selma Diamond, Christine Baranski, and Alan King. Unfortunately, they all have small parts of just two or three short scenes.

My favorite Dudley Moore rom-com is Mickey and Maude, but this one runs a close second. Go out and buy it or download it online and give it a try.


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