Title Card - Twisted Marriage Therapist (2023)
"Title Card," Twisted Marriage Therapist, directed by Booker T. Mattison, 2023, (Tubi)

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General Information

Director(s) Booker T. Mattison
Screenplay By Booker T. Mattison
Based On N/A
Date Released (Tubi) September 7, 2023
Genre(s) Drama, Thriller, LGBT+
Film Length 1 Hour 25 Minutes
Content Rating Rated TV-14
Noted Characters and Cast
Dr. Yolanda Carver Marija Abney
Liam Pha’rez Lass
Armeka Jennifer Sears

Content Rating Explanation

“Twisted Marriage Therapist” contains:

  • Dialog: Nothing notable
  • Violence: Blood, knife violence, domestic violence
  • Sexual Content: Implied nudity and sexual situations
  • Miscellaneous: Drinking

Film Summary

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Armeka and Liam are a married couple whose relationship is in trouble. Divorce isn’t being spoken about, but there is a growing distance between them. Hence, Armeka pushes them to go to a conference where Dr. Yolanda Carver, aka Dr. Yo, is speaking. By luck, she chooses Armeka and Liam to get private therapy via her empiricist method.

However, as things get intense, there comes a question of whether Dr. Carver is taking things too far or maybe this relationship cannot be saved.

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Armeka

Armeka (Jennifer Sears) looking sad
“Armeka (Jennifer Sears) looking sad,” Twisted Marriage Therapist, directed by Booker T. Mattison, 2023, (Tubi)

A social worker who has been married for seven years, Armeka is emotionally drained and struggling to maintain her marriage and bring back the love and energy it once had.

  • The actor is also known for their role in “Greenleaf.”

Liam

Liam (Pha'rez Lass) watching a Dr. Yo video
“Liam (Pha’rez Lass) watching a Dr. Yo video,” Twisted Marriage Therapist, directed by Booker T. Mattison, 2023, (Tubi)

A marine veteran, yes, Liam has PTSD, but he mostly has it handled, and while he might be struggling in his marriage, it should be noted that he wasn’t the one to test his marriage.

Dr. Yolanda Carver

Dr. Yolanda Carver (Marija Abney) standing over someone
“Dr. Yolanda Carver (Marija Abney) standing over someone,” Twisted Marriage Therapist, directed by Booker T. Mattison, 2023, (Tubi)

Dr. Carver, a widow whose best friend is her producer, has become quite accomplished in the mental health and relationship therapy space. She is charismatic, challenging, and open about the state of her marriage as a means to help boost what can work for people in order for them to stay married rather than get divorced.

Review

Our Rating: Mixed (Divisive)

Notable Performances or Moments

It Taps Into The Fear Many May Have About Dealing With The Psychology Industry

A lot of people don’t like therapy for varied reasons, and Booker T. Mattison taps into that. It’s the idea of letting someone into your deepest and shameful thoughts and using that against you. Having someone weaponize what you said in what was supposed to be a safe space and then bringing a private conversation into a public place or even a court of law.

The depiction of that can easily tap into a person’s paranoia and act as a validator of their worst fears.

On The Fence

There Comes A Point It Gets As Ridiculous As Films Like This Do

When the film starts, it does push the idea this will be like any film you’ve seen before, with a disturbed individual who gets involved with a couple whose relationship is vulnerable. However, for a good amount of time, after a time jump, it appeared Dr. Carver maybe committed a crime of passion vs. is truly crazy.

However, after a certain point, not just Dr. Carver, but some of the situations set up, pushed the idea that as much as there was a desire to break the mold and escape from the tried and true formula, eventually, Mattison decided to give in.

Who Is This For?

For the portion of the film that isn’t routine and generic, this film is for those who have some inkling of fear regarding therapy and want to, in a safe environment, experience those fears.

Recommendations

If you like this movie, we recommend:

  1. Ruined

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FAQs

Answers to some questions you may have regarding this movie:

The Reason The Movie Is Named “Twisted Marriage Therapist”

To summarize and give away the gist of the movie.

Does ” Twisted Marriage Therapist ” Setup A Sequel or Prequel?

Yes.

Does ” Twisted Marriage Therapist ” Have A Mid-Credit or End Credit Scene?

No


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Twisted Marriage Therapist (2023) – Overview

Summary

“Twisted Marriage Therapist” is a strong reminder that, at one time, the formula a lot of movies use was fresh, new, and satisfying. For as shown, if you strip away the bits where things go over the top, you can present something new, fresh, and potentially frightening. However, for reasons unknown, even when doing well and excelling outside the well-trodden path, unfortunately, “Twisted Marriage Therapist” ultimately decides to get back to what’s expected more for worse than better.

Overall
80%
80%
  • There Comes A Point It Gets As Ridiculous As Films Like This Do - 73%
    73%
  • It Taps Into The Fear Many May Have About Dealing With The Psychology Industry - 86%
    86%
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Highlight(s)

  • It Taps Into The Fear Many May Have About Dealing With The Psychology Industry

Disputable

  • There Comes A Point It Gets As Ridiculous As Films Like This Do

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