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  • Summary: Based on Daniel Menaker's novel, The Treatment captures all of the wit and mystery of Jake Singer's epic journey through the realms of psychoanalysis and mature love in contemporary New York City. (New Yorker Films)
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. John Zorn's ethnically tinged score is effectively minimalist without succumbing to Philip Glass-style monotony, and Harris Yulin is effective as the hero's semi-estranged father.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    The film is a pleasant breeze that refreshes, mostly because it's a rare, thoughtful comedy clearly intended for grown-ups.
  3. Janssen is an intense screen presence. Too often she's stuck playing humorless towering antagonists. Here, happily, she's allowed to be a real person.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    60
    This offbeat charmer succumbs to the same airless artificiality that has claimed many recent efforts in the genre.
  5. 50
    The Treatment fails to do anything interesting with Jake.
  6. 50
    A feather-light comedy about losing emotional baggage and finding love in upper Manhattan.
  7. 25
    A wan effort at "Annie Hall"-style comedy, has about as much Manhattan sophistication as a gas station in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

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