|And, apparently, born the same way as Uruk-Hai|
|Fingernail biting: the final obstacle to sanity|
|Like Freud's ridiculous "Beard Theory." Pah! Mustaches are the future!|
|Relax --- it's just an expression|
The acting in A Dangerous Method is quite good. Viggo Mortensen, in particular, was both charming and compelling as Sigmund Freud. Michael Fassbender gave an interesting performance as a cold, calculating man that could not deny his passion. Keira Knightley, when she wasn't doing an impression of a mentally ill person, was good as a needy, manipulative temptress.
|"I want you to word associate me so hard...!"|
|Dr. Gross, with his 1 o'clock appointment|
David Cronenberg's direction in A Dangerous Method was not as impressive as the acting. I genuinely liked how well he developed the characters and how the actors were directed. However, it is up to the director to take that and make it into something compelling, if not simply entertaining. Simply put, this is a dull movie. The most dramatic moments come when characters are reading letters. It is so boring, in fact, that the novelty of Fassbender and Knightley's bondage and spanking scenes barely breaks the monotony. For the record, I have no problem (in theory) with a slow-paced film.
|Dramatic pause and...now sip your tea|
|Knightley is a size zero, so that makes her clothes...size -2?|