Taglines: A comedy for the incurably romantic.
Psychologist Saul Benjamin takes on a patient temporarily as a favor to a colleague friend, Otto Jaffe, who is infatuated with her. After her doctor dies, Chloe Allen comes to see Dr. Benjamin and immediately he is smitten with her, too.
The doctor-patient relationship is violated by Dr. Benjamin’s romantic impulses toward Chloe and by his intense jealousy of anyone who comes near her, including Ted Caruso, an arrogant Broadway actor with whom she has become involved. The psychiatrist’s wife also is carrying on an affair with Jac Applezweig, an artist.
The ghost of Dr. Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology, visits Dr. Benjamin from time to time to dispense warnings and wisdom. Benjamin’s work begins to suffer as he abandons patients like Mrs. Mondragon, finding her tedious, and treats the cakeia of another, Marvin Zuckerman, by designing a peculiar handmade hat for him to wear.
A board of inquiry calls in Dr. Benjamin to consider revoking his license. In the end, he admits his feelings to Chloe and concludes that he prefers true love to treating the sick.
Lovesick is a 1983 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Marshall Brickman. It stars Dudley Moore and Elizabeth McGovern and features Alec Guinness as the ghost of Sigmund Freud.
Directed by: Marshall Brickman
Starring: Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness, Christine Baranski, Gene Saks, Renée Taylor, Suzanne Barrie, Anna Berger, Anne De Salvo
Screenplay by: Marshall Brickman
Production Design by: Philip Rosenberg
Cinematography by: Gerry Fisher
Film Editing by: Nina Feinberg
Costume Design by: Kristi Zea
Set Decoration by: Gary J. Brink
Music by: Philippe Sarde
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: February 18, 1983