I’m happy to see Kevin Spacey back on form in the indie flick Shrink, where he plays a pot-smoking psychiatrist to Hollywood stars. Aside from the predictable bevy of alcoholic, vein, and paranoid clients that keep Henry Carter’s (Spacey) office ticking, Spacey delivers his usual sympathetic yet detached demeanor with charisma and flair.
Carter’s routine life begins to take its toll. While others around him see the doctor’s charmed life as savoir to the stars, Carter has to battle inner demons of self worth. When he is asked to take on a pro bono case of a teenage girl whose life and worries are far from the Hollywood spotlight, he begins to take stock of his own life and career.