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(2011) (Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Extreme
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild

Drama: The paths of a famous early 20th century psychiatrist and his protégé diverge as they come to disagree about the correct way to treat patients, all while the younger man ends up having an affair with one of his.
It's the early 20th century and a young woman by the name of Sabina Spielrein (KEIRA KNIGHTLEY) is brought to the attention of psychiatrist Carl Jung (MICHAEL FASSBENDER). Married to the wealthy Emma (SARAH GADON) and with a baby on the way, Jung has started utilizing the talking therapy techniques created but never enacted by his unofficial mentor, Sigmund Freud (VIGGO MORTENSEN).

The two have never met, but Jung clearly admires the work of the famous therapist and thus tries to help the hysterical Sabina who suffers from the guilt associated with her sexualized responses to past childhood beatings.

With a few years having passed, Sabina is better and is assisting Jung in his work, all while the latter has struck up a working relationship with Freud. The two differ about the best way to treat their patients, but Freud sees the much younger Jung as his protégé and thus sends a troubled psychiatrist, Otto Gross (VINCENT CASSEL), to be his patient.

Otto lets his libido control his life, and their discussions soon persuade Jung to let his run free, resulting in a torrid affair with Sabina. From that point on and as his and Freud's views of patients and therapies diverge, Jung must figure out who and what is right for him.

Unless they're fans of someone in the cast or some of the early pioneers of psychology, it's highly unlikely.
For sexual content and brief language.
  • MICHAEL FASSBENDER plays a psychiatrist of the early 20th century who decides to begin...

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