Lovesick (1983 film)
Lovesick DVD cover
|Directed by||Marshall Brickman|
|Produced by||Charles Okun|
|Written by||Marshall Brickman|
|Music by||Philippe Sarde|
|Edited by||Nina Feinberg|
|Distributed by||The Ladd Company |
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Psychoanalyst 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 paranoia 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.
- Dudley Moore as Saul Benjamin
- Elizabeth McGovern as Chloe Allen
- Alec Guinness as Sigmund Freud
- Wallace Shawn as Otto Jaffe
- Ron Silver as Ted Caruso
- John Huston as Dr. Larry Geller
- Alan King as Dr. Lionel Gross
- Selma Diamond as Dr. Harriet Singer
- Larry Rivers as Jac Applezweig
- David Strathairn as Zuckerman
- Christine Baranski as the Nymphomaniac
- Renée Taylor as Mrs. Mondragon
- Fred Melamed as Psychoanalyst