I show this film at the conclusion of the Motivation and Emotion unit in my Psychology class. Students pick one of the main characters (Tom or Summer) and apply various psychological theories to describe/explain their motivation, emotion, and stress as represented in the film.
Concepts applied include need for achievement, need for intimacy, need for power, types of conflicts (approach-approach, approach-avoidance, avoidance-avoidance), extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation, Theory X vs. Theory Y management styles, flow, Type A vs. Type B stress experience, and emotion theories (James-Lange, Cannon-Bard, and Singer-Schachter).