Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Good Doctor 2011

     Martin Blake is a British medical student who comes to the US to begin a residency program at a hospital in Southern California.  On the outside he is handsome and charming but inside he’s insecure and not sure he’s doing a good enough job in this setting.  He doesn’t do very well with his first patients and feels he’s on shaky ground with the supervising doctor.   Diane is a teenager with a kidney infection, she likes Dr. Blake and her parents are very grateful for his care.  They even invite him to their house for dinner to show their appreciation.  The other doctors are impressed with how well this case is going for him.  He doesn’t want her to get well too soon and he begins adjusting her medication so she will need longer treatment.
     Great, just what everyone needs, sick in the hospital and the doctor doesn’t want you to get well “too quickly?”  Creepy, the doctor is always sneaking around the hospital and he hates when the nurse catches any of his mistakes or can’t read his writing.  Shouldn’t he be above all of this and shouldn’t he have some ethics?  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

91 min, Mystery/Suspense directed by Lance Daly with Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Michael Pena, Rob Morrow, Taraji P. Henson, J.K. Simmons, Troy Garity, Molly Price.

Note:  Blockbuster 3*, imdb 5.4 out of 10, 64% critic 37% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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