40% Rotten Tomatoes
Genre Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Music director Philippe Sarde
Writer Marshall Brickman
Director Marshall Brickman
Initial DVD release October 20, 1998
Country United States
|Release date February 18, 1983 (1983-02-18)|
Cast Dudley Moore (Saul Benjamin), Elizabeth McGovern (Chloe Allen), Alec Guinness (Sigmund Freud), Christine Baranski (Nymphomanic), John Huston (Larry Geller, M.D.), Alan King (Lionel Gross, M.D.)
Similar movies Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Death of Salvador Dali, A Dangerous Method, Secret Beyond the Door, Libido, The Scary Movie
Tagline The psychiatrist who's crazy about a patient
Lovesick trailer 1983
Lovesick is a 1983 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Marshall Brickman. It stars Dudley Moore and Elizabeth McGovern and features Alec Guinness as the ghost of Sigmund Freud.
Psychologist Saul Benjamin takes on a patient temporarily as a favor to a colleague friend, Otto Jaffe, who is infatuated with her. After her doctor dies, Chloe Allen comes to see Dr. Benjamin and immediately he is smitten with her, too.
The doctor-patient relationship is violated by Dr. Benjamin's romantic impulses toward Chloe and by his intense jealousy of anyone who comes near her, including Ted Caruso, an arrogant Broadway actor with whom she has become involved. The psychiatrist's wife also is carrying on an affair with Jac Applezweig, an artist.
The ghost of Dr. Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology, visits Dr. Benjamin from time to time to dispense warnings and wisdom. Benjamin's work begins to suffer as he abandons patients like Mrs. Mondragon, finding her tedious, and treats the cakeia of another, Marvin Zuckerman, by designing a peculiar handmade hat for him to wear.
A board of inquiry calls in Dr. Benjamin to consider revoking his license. In the end, he admits his feelings to Chloe and concludes that he prefers true love to treating the sick.
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