What ‘Juliet, Naked’ Teaches us about Celebrity Worship Syndrome


In Juliet, Naked, Annie (played by Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke).

Celebrity worship is when admirers of celebrities move from healthy distraction in entertainment to obsessive behavior. Therapist Jonathan Hetterly discusses the film’s portrayal of celebrity worship, the psychology of aging, and regrets & passivity versus courage and boldness.

This week’s Psych Cinema unpacks the film’s psychological elements. Watch it here: 

Psych Cinema is our video series where licensed professional counselor Jonathan Hetterly explores the psychology behind the films that he watches and loves.

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