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Like Siskel and Ebert with a psych twist.  Each month, 2 therapists use a movie (clips included) to explore the human condition. Using the movie characters and the content, two therapists discuss relationships, mental health and share insights that we can all use in our own lives and we learn from the movies!

Sep 22, 2019

Modern dating is enhanced by dating apps.  Dr. Colleen Mullen and Courtney Calkins, use their therapy experience to look at the qualities of successful and doomed relationships.  The Black Mirror episode "Hang the DJ" provides the topics for the relationships discussions on this episode.

 

On Netflix:

"Hang the DJ" 


May 30, 2019

Starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston with Nicole Kidman

Themes from this movie which we discuss in this episode:

Grief/Loss

Depression

Anger

Acceptance

Philip is a disabled billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, a parolee, trying to reconnect with his...


Mar 31, 2019

Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne are the parents we all want in the movie Instant Family. The entire cast with Tom Segura and Tig Notaro and Octavia Spencer and the rest of the cast cast bring humanity to the true story of Sean Anders journey from fostering to adoption.   This couple, wants kids and they decide to adopt...


Feb 26, 2019

Is Bradley Cooper grandiose, self-centered & childlike? He’s not, but his character, Jack, in A Star Is Born certainly is. As are most alcoholics/addicts. Then we have his father-figure caretaking and resentful brother, played by the great Sam Elliott and his painfully codependent love interest, played by Lady Gaga....


Feb 17, 2019

Were we then and are we now, a culture of fame; intoxicated by popularity to the point that we abandon our safety, intelligence, and reason?

Will Smith leads the narrative through bright, insightful and provocative storytelling. He and this all star cast work together to make us think about our relationships, to our...