Story of the relationship between Freud and Jung at the development of their theories and their dramatic separation. Sabina Spielrein's portrait is a beautiful picture of a hysteria, which Jung is aimed to treat by using Freud's methods. Psychoanalysis is transformed as both analysts take different turns on how to look at human sexuality. Missing point is the judgemental way their work and story are put.
I know nothing about philosophy, so the accuracy of A Dangerous Method is beyond me as far as Jung/Freud go. As just a film, it is flat, dull, and does very little to captivate the audience. Knightley has an extremely overdone performance, working harder on her underbite than making the character worth taking seriously.
I am disappointed by Keira Knightely's performance. It just didn't work well pretending to sound Russian, that was a let down. For some reason, that could have had an effect on her acting as well. Excellent performances by Fassbender and Mortensen. It's a shame Vincent Cassel only showed up briefly. Regardless, it's an interesting look at the beginnings of psychoanalysis.
Why would the scriptwriter not find the work of such minds interesting? We have Jung and Freud, and all we are able to witness are petty details in a very specific time frame (the Jung and Freud separation) and moments of their love life. Ok, it's a Cronnenberg film*. But still, what a wasted opportunity. These men changed science. They helped shape psychology and create psychoanalysis. The Hawkins film: same thing!