The movie was a vehicle to explore the history of Freud and Jung and their ultimate differences. Those discussions were the only viable content of the movie. Knightley was annoying, Emma was too dinky when in truth both were strong women who went on to become successful psychoanalysts themselves. But name 'stars' and a good spanking are the stuff that is thought to win audiences. Besides being pretty, it was a disappointing outing from Cronenberg who is usually deeper than this movie. Worthy performance from Viggo Mortenson.