Film 63 - Shrink (2009). I feel like Shrink is a strangely unfocused indie film that has some great acting in it, but the lack of focus lessens its impact.
Shrink is a comedy-drama starring Kevin Spacey as Dr Henry Carter, a celebrity psychiatrist who is great at his job, but barely has his shit together in his personal life. Since his wife committed suicide, he spends his time out of work getting high and he can't face to enter his own bedroom, sleeping often in random places around his house. The film follows Henry as he learns to cope with his wife's death through interacting his oddball patients, specifically a young girl whose mother has also committed suicide.
Most of the acting in this film is fantastic. Kevin Spacey is amazing, his cynicism and internal struggle really coming through here. Robin's character is minor. He plays one of Henry's patients, a celebrity alcoholic named Jack. Jack believes his alcoholism isn't his real problem and that he is actually a sex addict. Robin's performance is great, no doubt drawing from some of his own struggles with addiction, he displays the denial of his character very believably and he has a nice redemption arc.
The movie has a good amount of humour, angst and drama, with some romance thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately the plot threads it has going don't completely tie up in a super satisfying way. That said, it's definitely a decent indie flick.
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