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Does it take twelve steps to sell a project in Hollywood? Leonard (Joshua Leonard) and Nelson (Sean Nelson) are writing partners who have been trying to break into the movie business for years; Nelson has a hefty trust fund and often finds himself supporting his friend Leonard, who has lots of ideas but doesn't deal with well the real world. One evening, Leonard is knocking back beers in a low-rent saloon when he meets Gregg D (Ross Partridge), a well-known A-list actor with rampant substance abuse problems. Leonard starts pitching some ideas to Gregg, and the star seems interested, but before long he wanders out and the next day Leonard learns Gregg has gone back into rehab. Leonard figures the best way to sell Gregg on his ideas is to check into the same facility, but Gregg is recovering at Wingspan, a rehab center that looks like an upscale country club and costs $10,000 a week. Leonard and Nelson have to talk Nelson's big brother (John Hodgman), who oversees his trust fund, into bankrolling Leonard's stay at Wingspan, and once he makes it in, Leonard's sessions with therapist Mad Reg (Robyn Hitchcock) make him wonder if he doesn't have some serious problems after all. Directed by Steven Schardt and Sean Nelson, Treatment received its world premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi