Dangerous Method, A

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +3

Content: -4

Keira Knightly, Viggo Morgensen, Michael Fassbender. Biopic.Written by Christopher Hampton, from his play. Directed by David Cronenberg.

FILM SYNOPSIS: A Dangerous Method is a look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gave birth to psychoanalysis.

PREVIEW REVIEW: A thoughtful, well-acted drama, but while God gave us the ability to reason, 1 Corinthians 1:19-20 also warns, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate…Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” If our belief in Christ is true, then any thought process that excludes biblical leading is misguided and dangerous. In other words, be careful who you let analyze you.

I didn’t feel connected to the film, as the characters were justifying their lifestyles, which included adultery and promiscuous sex.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Sony Pictures Classics

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: One use of the f-word.

Profanity: None

Violence: A crazed woman stabs a man in the cheek; a woman is brought to a sanitarium, she appears to be demonically possessed.

Sex: There are three sexual situations, one becoming graphic; there are a couple of clinical discussions concerning sexual matters; a woman tells of her sadomasochistic fantasies; we see the couple reenact them; we see a woman being beaten with a whip.

Nudity: There is some nudity

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: One free thinker uses cocaine.

Other: We hear of a father’s physical abuse toward his children.

Running Time: 99 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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