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Lovesick

  • Film
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Time Out says

Moore's a Manhattan psychiatrist who falls for one of his patients (McGovern). This comedy-romance, with the emphasis firmly (and often unbearably) on the latter, smacks more than a little of Woody Allen: no surprise when you consider that Brickman collaborated on Sleeper, Annie Hall and Manhattan. Unfortunately, the Allen trademarks are only superficially exploited; where Woody might have gloried in uncovering and lampooning the psychiatrist's guilt, Brickman avoids any real conflicts, and has the ghost of Sigmund Freud make frequent appearances as a mixed guardian angel/agent provocateur. Guinness fleshes out the role somewhat stiffly, and the result is nothing to compare with the similar function served by Gielgud in Arthur. What's left is a love story slightly less moving than an 'Interflora' ad.
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Release Details

  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Marshall Brickman
  • Screenwriter:Marshall Brickman
  • Cast:
    • Ron Silver
    • Dudley Moore
    • Alan King
    • Christine Baranski
    • Alec Guinness
    • Elizabeth McGovern
    • Wallace Shawn
    • John Huston
    • Gene Saks
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