Director: William Teitler Terms of Use | Suggesting that she see them separately, Judy subtly puts them at odds with one another and brings their marriage to the breaking point in a comically escalating series of manipulations. Corddry underplays affably enough, though Bob is far too feckless a figure to root for. Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Anna Pniowsky, Haley Joel Osment, Aisha Tyler, David Paymer, Angela Oh, Marcelo Tubert, Jack Axelrod, Paris Bravo In light of COVID-19, Bad Therapy is forgoing a theatrical release (3/19/2020). There's a barely coherent backstory involving Dr. Small's past professional misconduct and a former supervisor trying to track her down (David Paymer, always welcome). A realtor (Susan) and head of programming at the Nature Channel (Bob), they're one of those upper-middle-class movie couples who constantly moan about their financial stresses but appear to live in a roomy historic craftsman on the Westside of Los Angeles. Corddry has never had it so good in a movie as he does here. Director of photography: Rob C. Givens The truth is, we could all use some good therapy right about now; Bad Therapy, on the other hand, is not indicated. Editor: David Leonard Bad Country (also known as Whiskey Bay) is a 2014 American action film based on a true story starring Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe, Amy Smart, and Tom Berenger.The film started shooting in Baton Rouge and Angola, Louisiana on August 7, 2012. ‘Bad Therapy’ Review: A Twisted Therapist Sinks In Her Hooks, From left, Alicia Silverstone, Anna Pniowsky and Rob Corddry in “Bad Therapy.”. So begins the therapist's mission to divide and conquer, alienating the spouses from one another — first step: insisting on seeing them separately — and scheming to seduce Bob. EMAIL ME. Post continues after video. Released; Now Playing Get Showtimes Buy Tickets. As is she," she sniffs about Susan in one of a measly handful of amusingly withering — and in this case, alas, accurate — throwaway lines. But while you may think that the doll is based on a fictional tale, the story of Annabelle actually has a terrifying true story behind it. Bad Therapy never decides whether it's going for Solondzian misanthropy, John Waters-esque outré-ness or the glossy accessibility of a Nancy Meyers joint — and ends up stuck in a middle ground of mediocrity. S** Tape (Cameron Diaz/Jason Segel - 2014), Lower Learning, The Sunlit Night, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. e track upcoming movies through all stages of film production. Distributor: Gravitas Ventures (available for VOD purchase Friday) But Bob and Susan's particular emotional dynamic is a trigger for Judy's dark and conflicted impulses. A look at the Bad Therapy behind-the-scenes crew and production team. (Her first husband died in a freak boating accident.) Watkins (Sword of Trust, Brittany Runs a Marathon) is the kind of performer whose timing — whether in the service of sarcasm, self-deprecation or sweetness — is so finely tuned she elicits giggles, and curiosity, even when you don't know exactly why or how. Rob Corddry and Alicia Silverstone play Bob and Susan, a couple suffering from the anomie that afflicts adults whose income level used to afford them a lot more affluence and status. © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter (A low point in the performance comes when Susan gets loopy after popping a few pills with her champagne — though, to be fair, Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids set an unmatchable standard for how to play sedative-alcohol intoxication for laughs.). Judy, as it happens, is a rogue doctor. TWITTER Rob Corddry and Alicia Silverstone play an unhappily married couple in “Bad Therapy,” a new comedy-drama about treatment that’s worse than the condition. A farce about sexual harassment featuring a female culprit (a rather tone-deaf narrative these days, for evident reasons)? World's smallest violin, anyone? Things go downhill from there, for characters, movie and viewers alike. About Our Ads Executive producers: Rob Corddry, Lisa Van Allsburg Jon Frosch Married couple Bob and Susan Howard (Rob Corddry & Alicia Silverstone) decide to see a marriage counselor named Judy Small (Michaela Watkins When Susan learns that her snooty best friend Roxy (Aisha Tyler, trying hard to get this party started), who's pregnant with triplets, is in couples counseling, a light bulb goes off: Maybe that's just what she and Bob need to sort out their issues, which seem to stem from the fact that he wants a baby while she would rather focus on saving money. Producers: Gina Resnick, William Teitler Both elated and deflated by the news that a friend’s expecting triplets, Susan initiates a marriage-counseling session with a therapist, Judy Small (Michaela Watkins). “Bad Therapy” is the cinematic equivalent of lukewarm water. Running time: 1 hour 37 minutes. Our story Email Us Call Us: 248.387.9826, USA TODAY • LA TIMES • CBS Detroit • Crains Detroit Business • Corp Magazine, David Paymer, Alicia Silverstone, Rob Corddry, Haley Joel Osment, Michaela Watkins, Bill Teitler, Anna Pniowsky, Gina Resnick, Nancy Doyne. FACEBOOK | Cookie Settings. The movie’s technical competence — very few low-to-mid-budget indie productions boast so many immaculately lit shots — is commendable. Music: Nathan Larson (The men are also insufferable, but less lavishly so.) Rent or buy on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and other streaming platforms and pay TV operators. All rights reserved. As the picture winds down into an extremely (not to put too fine a point on it) plain variation on “Fatal Attraction,” one’s inclination to question its implausibility diminishes as well. But Susan is a problematical role — a thuddingly boring nag — and the actress is misdirected, all cartoonish grimaces and overly feverish exclamations. A former colleague (David Paymer) seeks her out to try to stop her narcissism-fueled manipulations, but Judy’s got her hooks in. "Their problems are very ordinary. Bob, an arguably underpaid cable television executive, is first seen slouched before the dining room table possibly ogling his 12-year-old stepdaughter, while Susan, a dissatisfied real-estate agent, darts about the kitchen, stressed about her day’s appointments. From What's New Pussycat? I wish I could say Silverstone, to whom we owe an eternal debt of gratitude for her Cher Horowitz in Clueless, emerges unscathed. Audiences who found Orphan and other killer kid movies like Bad Seed and The Omen particularly chilling will be disturbed to learn that the plot of Orphan is actually based on the true story of Barbora Skrlová, a woman who was discovered posing as a 13-year-old boy in Norway after she had escaped from another family where she had facilitated extreme child abuse on the family’s other children. Privacy | Costume designer: Aggie Guerard Rodgers The song’s dulcet tones float over drone shots and other well-composed ground-level establishing views of middle-class L.A. There’s an instant “oh, this again?” feel to it. Production designer: Alison Sadler Not rated. Switching perspectives in a way that feels haphazard rather than clever or purposeful, Bad Therapy proceeds to show us Dr. Small discussing her new patients with her own (out-of-frame) psychoanalyst. Movie Insider ® is a registered mark of The Movie Insider LLC. Susan and Bob book a consultation with Roxy's therapist, the aforementioned Dr. Small (Watkins), who initially comes off legit: composed, clinical and sleekly dressed, with an eye-catching collection of neck scarves. This movie is your typical bullying story she starts out with a boyfriend shes the most popular girl in school blah blah blah and then everything turns bad, it was a good film it has a twist at the end if you liked cyber-bully then you will like this movie Suffice it to say that the latest psycho psych, Dr. Judy Small (Michaela Watkins) in the film Bad Therapy, won't be joining those ranks. Casting: Avy Kaufman, Emily Schweber. But it also has the probably unwanted effect of preparing the viewer for the inevitable tidiness of the narrative’s conclusion. "But there's something about the husband…" Dr. Small adds. While there thankfully aren't a trio of killers in masks going around slaughtering whoever happens to be home, the film does have some true inspirations. Indeed, it's a bit baffling to see her wasting time on this stale, grimly unfunny black comedy, in which her character, a malevolent marriage counselor, experiences a ferocious case of erotic counter-transference with a patient (Rob Corddry). However, unlike Network, which is fiction, Christine is based on a true story, and a devastating one at that. The truth is, we could all use some good therapy right about now; Bad Therapy, on the other hand, is not indicated. If you consider “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys a song you could never get tired of, its use over the opening credits — prefaced by that Frank Lloyd Wright quote about how if you tip the world over, everything loose would land in Los Angeles — might refute that.

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