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Wayhomer Review #101: A Dangerous Method

Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen from A Dangerous Method


Episode #101 for A Dangerous Method, in which our protagonist shows how fair he is by praising Viggo, worries for the safety of Keira Knightley and is temporarily thwarted by a dumpster.

*–Yes, this is lower than I was considering while being filmed. But upon reflection, I think the movie fails on multiple fronts. As a glimpse into the history of psychoanalysis, it fails because I think I know less about psychoanalysis now than I did before going into the cinema. As a glimpse into the life of Jung, it fails because he’s such a dick I feel like I wasted my time glimpsing it. And as a cohesive narrative it fails because of the weird jumps I relate in my review. And as a triangle (of some kind) between the three main characters, it fails because Jung is not just a prick–but an out-of-left-field whackjob prick–that I wish one third of the triangle would have wandered out of the film and thus made it a lot more enjoyable. Anyway, just wanted to explain.

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  • You know you love Viggo. You can’t help yourself. You want to be just like him. Admitting it is the first step, Widge.

  • I think you call the director “Steve Cronenberg” here. If your review is any indication, he must be the lame younger brother of David Cronenberg.

    David Cronenberg makes cool movies, like “Eastern Promises,” “A History of Violence,” and “The Fly.” Steve makes the lesser films, like “A Dangerous Method.”