Release date1988 WriterSteven Wright, Mike Armstrong ScreenplaySteven Wright, Mike Armstrong AwardsAcademy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action) CastSteven Wright (Dennis Jennings), Rowan Atkinson (Dr. Schooner), Laurie Metcalf (Emma), Carrotte (Laughing Psychiatrist), Christopher Durang (Laughing Psychiatrist), Martha Gehman (Lisa) Similar moviesRowan Atkinson appears in The Appointments of Dennis Jennings and Dead on Time
The appointments of dennis jennings
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings is a 1988 American short comedy film, starring, co-written and co-produced by Steven Wright, which won the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film at the 61st Academy Awards in 1988.
Dennis Jennings (Steven Wright) is an introvert, showing symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, paranoia, and a troubled youth. He works as a waiter and has an indifferent girlfriend, Emma, who only seems to patronize him. The "appointments" are with his psychiatrist (Rowan Atkinson), who is annoyed with him and uninterested in what he has to say. After finding his doctor sharing his (Dennis's) intimate secrets with a group of fellow psychiatrists at a bar, and then finding that his girlfriend is cheating on him with the doctor, Dennis decides he has had enough.