Therapy (2021) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)

Title Card - Therapy (2021)

Therapy is the kind of short that just starts getting good when it ends.


Therapy is the kind of short that just starts getting good when it ends.


Director(s) Gregg DaCosta
Screenplay By Gregg DaCosta
Date Released 11/4/2021
Where To Watch Film Festival (American Black Film Festival)
Genre(s) Drama, Young Adult
Duration 14 Minutes
Content Rating Not Rated
Noted Cast
Dr. Morgan Gregg DaCosta
David Giovanni Marine

Film Summary

In this short, we watch Dr. Morgan counsel three patients. One is dealing with a verbally abusive partner, the second PTSD from interacting with an aggressive cop, but things don’t really get interesting until David. David is Dr. Morgan’s last patient in the short who apparently knew him in college. But, rather than David talk about the present, he does the past, and what he speaks about raises a major red flag.

Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: There is some mild language but nothing to make you feel the short is vulgar.

Review

On The Fence

It Doesn’t Get Good Until The End

As much as you recognize the heartache and drama of the first two patients, they’re kind of dry. You don’t get an intensely emotional experience. It’s just sad and unfortunate stories. However, then comes David’s, and you’re just like, “Where is this going?” and as David hints to something bad happening, you start leaning in, and then no sooner do we get to the climax, it is over. Leaving you feeling almost bamboozled.

Overall

Our Rating: Mixed (Divisive)

Therapy buries the lead in such a way that you might be tempted to drop it before it gets interesting. Henced the mixed label.


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