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Apr 21, 2012 - 6:23PM
Rita's right......if you're looking for a Downey film that deals with the topic of mental illness, The Soloist is the one. If you haven't seen it, you need to check it out before you do this project.
Country South Carolina, USA
Age (opt) 34
Aug 27, 2012 - 1:55PM
I thought The Singing Detective was pretty brilliant. He's off his rocker in this film, bitter and sarcastic. Muttering the weirdest things. Plus he's gorgeous. This is definitely Robert at his finest
I agree with you! This film is one of my favorites of his. He looks amazing (with the healthy skin ), and I love the songs, too!
Age (opt) 36
Apr 21, 2012 - 8:07PM
i do agree whole heartedly with rita.
Age (opt) feel 18!
Apr 22, 2012 - 10:46AM
Thanks for all the replies! I have indeed seen The Soloist, I did think of that one for my project as well, but I thought The Singing Detective would be more suited for my project as the psychologist uses the methods that Freud developed. Also I do agree with the content advisory, thankfully I do not have to present my findings to the class, also none of my peers are cultured enough to have even heard of the film. I think I will stick with The Singing Detective for my project, as it deals with childhood trauma and it agrees with Freud's philosophy of when you deal with the past, you can heal in the future.
Age (opt) 16
Apr 23, 2012 - 5:06PM
I tried to rent a copy of the Singing Detective, because it looks like a good film, but alas, my local store did not have it:(
Apr 23, 2012 - 6:07PM
Buy it. It's worth it.
Country United States
Apr 24, 2012 - 5:14AM
just wondering about this question that was asked.
Age (opt) feel 18!
Apr 24, 2012 - 3:10PM
Actually, Dan Dark suffered from acute psoriatic arthritis, a disease so painful that it causes hallucinations and delusions. Mel Gibson as the shrink tries to help Dark cope and find his way back to mental stability as his treatment progresses, unearthing childhood traumas that contributed to the breakdown in his marriage in the process. So, a good film for looking at the psychiatric process, but I have to agree that "The Soloist" would be a better example for your report. I believe "In Dreams" is more about a sociopathic personality emerging from an abusive childhood and extreme trauma.