The Unsaid

Synopsis: Michael Hunter's lovely, beloved 17 year-old son Kyle committed suicide, although he was in therapy for depression. This ruins Michael's marriage, his daughter Shelly moves in with her mother. He stops treating patients in order to write and teach Psychotherapy, until many years later when a student gets him fascinated by the case of Thomas 'Tommy' Caffey. He was about to be released at his 18th birthday from the closed 'boys school' he was placed into after his father, Joseph, was put into jail for beating his adulterous mother to death. Michael feels that Tommy carries a big chip on his shoulder, ignores that Shelly fell for him at first sight, but is mesmerized by Tommy's resemblance (purposefully enhanced) to Kyle. There is also a revealing meeting with Tommy's dad in jail.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Tom McLoughlin
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.7
R
Year:
2001
111 min
113 Views


If you repeat this...

I will deny it.

Like I have been...

and I always will.

To my grave.

Do you understand?

The Unsaid

Hey, champ! How's it going?

Come on, let's go.

Shake a leg. We're running late.

I'm not going.

- What do you mean you're not going?

- I just don't want to go. Okay?

Kyle?

Kyle, look at me.

This is opening night.

Your sister's counting on you.

Yeah, well she'll get over it.

- You're being very inconsiderate.

- Why? 'Cause I wanna stay at home.

Yes, because you wanna stay at home.

That's what I want. Okay.

I wanna stay at home!

There's a clean rugby shirt on the

dryer, Kyle. With your khakis... Kyle?

Kyle?

- Don't tell me.

- He's not coming.

- What is it now.

- What is it always?

Harry says not to push him.

We're not gonna push him.

And does Harry have any thoughts on

what we're supposed to tell Shelly?

Tell me about what?

You're a real shit, you know that?

Look, I just don't feel like being

around people tonight. Okay?

You say that a lot lately.

It's not like you won't be doing it again.

Tomorrow night? You'll come then?

- Just break a leg tonight. Okay?

- Yeah, I will.

Are you okay?

I'm fine.

The show must go on, Miss Streisand.

Come on. Your limo's waiting.

- See you.

- Good luck.

I'll save you a seat

if you change your mind.

Yep.

Any chance of that?

No.

I love you, partner...

I'll see you later.

Yes! Yeeesss!

Yes! Yeeesss!

Take it easy. Watch your step.

Be careful, baby.

Mom? Where's Kyle?

Kyle?

Kyle, where are you?

Kyle! Kyle! No!

Kyle!

Kyle!

Kyle?

Kyle?

No!

No!

Come on! Let's go! Let's go! Wake up!

Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

Mom!

Three years later

Today's guest speaker is a former

shining star of this University's...

...psychology department. Teacher.

Practitioner. Author.

And these words only begin to describe

his contribution to the field.

It took some arm-twisting

getting him here...

...but I know you'll make

him feel welcome.

K.U.'s own prodigal son

Dr. Michael Hunter.

...now imagine that

you're a child again.

And you've been brought into

this room to learn about chalk.

And suppose I tell you everything

there is to know about chalk...

...but while doing so,

I also beat you.

I beat you...

with this pointer.

Now, some of you in the room

might enjoy that.

Now, you're no longer a child, but you

still carry with you these unconscious...

...conditioned fear responses.

You've buried the memory of those

beatings deep in your sub-conscious.

You've altered the truth into...

into an acceptable lie...

...which allows you

to uh function in society.

I need a volunteer.

This young lady's fine. Thank you.

Now as a therapist, you wish your

subject could simply tell you...

...the root of his or her pain, but then

that person wouldn't need a therapist.

So...

we simply ask a question and the

subject responds, but often what...

...is not said... is far more

important than what is said.

So we're gonna try a simple

word association.

- You okay?

- Okay.

- Tree.

- Strong.

- Love.

- Good.

- Mom.

- Sing.

- Dad.

- Suit.

- Date.

- Tall.

Well, that rules me out.

Uh... that's very good.

- Uh, what's your name?

- Gina.

Gina. That was very nice.

Are you an undergraduate?

I'm gonna be a therapist like you.

Oh! My sympathies.

How do your parents feel about that?

My motherthinks I'm crazy.

And how about your dad?

He's not at all happy with that. Right?

There's not much that does make

him happy, when he's not at work?

When he's at home?

With you?

You're okay?

In trading words with Gina,

I observed the muscles in her face.

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