“This is either the greatest documentary ever made or the worst” exclaims Phil Stutz in the trailer for Jonah Hill’s therapy session documentary Stutz, a deeply personal film in which the Academy-Award nominated Superbad actor and Mid90s director chronicles his candid conversations with the renowned doctor in order to shed light on their careers, life, and mental health.
Produced by husband and wife team of Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara, Stutz is set to stream on Netflix from November 14th, and you can check out the trailer below…
Phil Stutz is one of the world’s leading psychiatrists. He’s helped countless patients over 40 years, including world-class creatives and business leaders, and among them many therapy-skeptics. Directed by friend and patient Jonah Hill, the film explores Stutz’s life and walks the viewer through his signature visualization exercises, The Tools. As Hill sits down with Stutz for an unorthodox session that flips their typical doctor-patient dynamic, they bring The Tools to life in a humorous, vulnerable and ultimately therapeutic experience. Featuring candid discussion of both Stutz’s and Hill’s personal mental health journeys, alongside the light-hearted banter of two friends from different generations, the film beautifully frames The Tools and the journey toward mental health in a manner that’s accessible to anyone — whether or not they are actively seeking help.
Stutz streams on Netflix from November 14th.