The Treatment (2006 film)

The Treatment is an American romantic comedy film released in 2006 produced and directed by Oren Rudavsky and starring Chris Eigeman and Famke Janssen.

The Treatment
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Directed byOren Rudavsky
Produced byOren Rudavsky, Jonathan Shoemaker
Written byDaniel Saul Housman, based on a novel by Daniel Menaker
StarringChris Eigeman
Famke Janssen
Harris Yulin
Stephanie March
Ian Holm
Music byJohn Zorn
CinematographyAndrij Parekh
Distributed byCinema Management Group
Release date
  • 2006 (2006)
CountryUnited States

It is based on a novel with the same title by Daniel Menaker.


The film begins with Jake Singer (Eigeman) meeting up with Julia (Stephanie March) in an attempt to rekindle their relationship; she however, informs him that she is recently engaged and has been wanting to call him to tell him. The wedding will be in Aspen but she invites him to her pre-wedding party in New York.

Jake, the son of a retired physician Arnold Singer (Harris Yulin), is an English teacher and somewhat of a basketball coach at Coventry, a Manhattan private school. He becomes involved with Allegra Marshall (Famke Janssen) the widow of a wealthy gentleman who died suddenly from a cardiac embolism.

Jake seeks treatment from psychoanalyst Dr. Ernesto Morales (Ian Holm) who frequently surprises Jake in the form of hallucinations attempting to shape or modify his behavior.



The Treatment won in the category of Best New York Narrative at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.[1]

John Zorn who composed the score for the film won a MacArthur Foundation, the "Genius" award for his music in 2006. The album, titled Filmworks XVIII: The Treatment features a full score for film by John Zorn. The album was released on Zorn's own label, Tzadik Records.


  1. ^ "Tribeca Film Festival Awards History" (PDF). Tribeca Film Festival. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011.

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