After a week of long lines, packed theaters, and crowded buses, Sundance is dying down a little. We’re on the last few days, and here in the press lounge it’s eerily quiet. When just a day or two before there were big deals going down right around me, now the place is empty except for a couple of people.
I’ll be here until the bitter end. There are still some films I really want to see. One film in particular that is getting a lot of buzz and just acquired a distribution deal is An Education. I wasn’t able to see the press screening because instead I went to Big Fan. I’m regretting that decision now. But that’s how it works out. There are still some "to be announced" spots on the screening schedule so I’m hoping against hope that they screen it again for the press.
Today was another big movie watching day, and also the first day I’ve found myself watching films in a public screening. It’s a different experience, and I like it. I was surprised, the audience actually use their BlackBerrys and iPhones a whole lot less than the press does during screenings.
What if your therapist, the person you trust to help you stay sane has more emotional problems than you do? That’s the question that Shrink asks.
Carter (Kevin Spacey) is a therapist for some of the biggest people in Hollywood. Carter drinks too much, smokes too much weed, and is in the middle of the greatest crisis in his life. He’s trying to get over the recent death of his wife. He sleeps anywhere but his bed, passing out wherever he was last smoking pot. He even uses his drug dealer as his own therapist at times.
Carter has a eclectic group of clients: an aging Hollywood star (Saffron Burrows) with a jerk country singer of a husband (Joel Gretsch), an obsessive-compulsive neurotic Hollywood agent (Dallas Roberts), a “functional alcoholic” Hollywood actor (Robin Williams), and a struggling young writer who happens to be his “god brother” (Mark Webber).