Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Directed by David Cronenberg
Starring Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen
The third collaboration between Cronenberg and Mortensen is easily the least exciting of the bunch (the others being A History Of Violence and Eastern Promises). I was expecting more from the meeting and ultimately clash between Sigmund Freud (Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Fassbender) given the talent in hand but A Dangerous Method is ultimately just an elevated, steady character triangle. It's very well acted and Cronenberg keeps the mood stable but there are no real fireworks of emotion which is kind of a let down when you consider the film tells a tale of two titans of psychology. Good but not great.
A Dangerous Method at IMDb