Spacey's Shrink trailer online
There's a trailer out for Shrink, the film led by Kevin Spacey which sees a psychiatrist to the stars having a few problems of his own and finding out that he too needs help. It looks kind of funny and probably filled with big messages and pathos, but I wonder if it's going to manage to grab hold of the main attraction, the shrink to the stars.
Although there has to be more depth to it than that, the trailer seems to brush by the other aspect which could provide for a lot of strong story lines, a study of the cult of celebrity and the effects of fame on people, and so on.
However I don't think we're going to get any of that as we turn to a more emotional film about a man finding himself and falling in love despite his problems, it just so happens he is a psychiatrist to the stars.
I must admit that this film has come out of nowhere for me, although Louise picked up on it in a Stalked article some time back, I've not really heard much since then, and so it's a nice surprise to suddenly see a trailer for it online.
"Henry Carter (Kevin Spacey) is a psychiatrist with an A-list clientele, including a once-famous actress (Saffron Burrows), an insecure young writer (Mark Webber), and a comically obsessive-compulsive superagent (Dallas Roberts). Henry is not in a good place, however. He has been asked to take his first pro bono case, a troubled teenage girl from a neighborhood far from the Hollywood hills. Considering his present state of mind, is he ready for the real-life troubles of a young woman who loves the world of movies he has become so jaded by?"
Now that does read a lot better than the trailer tells us, in fact that suggests something a lot deeper than the trailer.
What do you think? Is Shrink appealing to you or is the trailer a little too light for your liking?