Dr. Henry Carter (Spacey) is the **Shrink** of celebrities and power brokers of Hollywood. Like Frasier Crane, Dr. Carter is good at his profession, but his personal life is a shambles. In his spare time, Dr. Carter smokes a lot of weed and self medicates himself. Dr. Carter's actions occur while he is treating a rock star for substance abuse problems, an aging starlet (Sapphron Burrows), an obsessive agent (Dallas Roberts) and a young screen writer (Mark Webber). Fearing for his son's life, Dr. Carter's father (Robert Loggia) prescribes a solution for his son - more work. On a pro bono basis, Dr. Carter accepts the case of Gemma (Keke Palmer), an African American girl whose mother recently died.
The real problems of Gemma conflicts with the self inflicted injuries that Dr. Carter and his high profile clients. This is the core conflict with **Shrink,** a ready made vehicle for an actor like Kevin Spacey. Spacey knows that he is the ringmaster of **Shrink,** yet he allows actors such as Robin Williams(a fine cameo) to dominant a dramatic scene. **Shrink*** has several grandstanding moments for ensemble of actors, but screenplay does become contrived as the film reaches it's climax.