[New York] : New Yorker Video, c2007.
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital.
Chris Eigeman, Ian Holm, Famke Janssen, Blair Brown, Elizabeth Hubbard, Stephen Lang, Stephanie March, Roger Rees, Harris Yulin.
Producer, Jonathan Shoemaker ; writers, Daniel Houseman and Oren Rudavsky ; producer/director, Oren Rudavsky ; director of photography, Andrij Parekh ; editor, Rámon Rivera Moret ; music, John Zorn.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the novel by Daniel Menaker.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Jake is an anxious schoolteacher living in New York. He is barely on speaking terms with his father, has been recently abandoned by his girlfriend, and is heading for a life of compromise and mediocrity. Emotionally paralyzed, Jake embarks on a course of psychoanalysis with the maniacal Dr. Morales, who wields his heavily accented sarcasm like a machete. Morales' tactics are worthy of the Spanish Inquisition, and soon Jake is just trying to keep him at a distance while planning his escape. He meets socialite Allegra and finds himself bouncing from Morales' couch to Allegra's bed.
Special features: deleted scenes; "Psychotherapists discuss the film" featurette; clips of director's early works; theatrical trailer.
NYD 109807 New Yorker Video