A high class prostitute (Isabelle Huppert) and an eminent psychoanalyst discover that they share many things in common. They are both unhappy with their professions, seeking a way out that involves unique contact with each other's worlds.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
It isn't a lightweight erotic romp at all, but a complicated and delicate two-person odyssey that's much richer and subtler than that.Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 08.28.2011
Despite uniformly fine acting, Special Treatment never really pulls the viewer in because its insights and observations, while artfully rendered, don't possess the energy of revelation; they're largely obvious.Ernest Hardy, Village Voice, 08.23.2011
To put it plainly, Ms. Huppert, now 58, is too old for the part. The spectacle of Ms. Huppert, the epitome of adult self-possession, impersonating a schoolgirl is grotesquely amusing.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 08.25.2011
Complex, compassionate and endlessly illuminating...Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 09.15.2011