In The Treatment, a New York prep-school teacher with a miserable history in life and love tumbles for a rich, recent widow whose son attends the same school. She takes to the teacher, and he to her, but significant issues get in the way: her grief, for one, and his raving neuroses, for another.
Bring on the Freudian analyst to counsel, cajole, spew profanity and steal the movie from the two leads.
A pleasant, lightweight affair marked by smart writing but also by predictable plot turns and contrivances, The Treatment stars Chris Eigeman and Famke Janssen. He's Jake Singer, who's trying to get his class of entitled brats to appreciate Camus. Eigeman, familiar to fans of Whit Stillman's Metropolitan and Barcelona, has no trouble projecting intelligence and angst, but charisma's another issue - something he's almost wholly without.