Posted by Dinah on June 10, 2012, at 13:33:09
In reply to What's your favorite psych related movie??, posted by sleepygirl2 on May 26, 2012, at 8:19:14
My favorite movie therapist is the one from Ordinary People, though he's far short of Dr. Kroger from Monk on TV - who reminds me very very much of my own therapist.
But my favorite psychological movie was "What's Eating Gilbert Grape". I think I identified, at the time, with the protagonist's feeling of responsibility for his dysfunctional family. With the help of therapy, and probably the death of my father, I've lost enough of it that I probably wouldn't be as viscerally affected.
Oddly enough, "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" and "The Counterfeit Traitor" are two of my favorite movies, yet I can only bear to watch them every couple of decades or so.