The Doctor

The Doctor

DVD - 2019
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The uplifting story of a man who becomes an extraordinary surgeon, as well as an extraordinary person, once he experiences firsthand what it's like being an ordinary patient.
Publisher: [United States] : Kino Lorber Inc., [2019]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE DOC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

Although I enjoyed William Hurt's performance in this movie, I found the storyline very depressing. His battle with cancer was interesting but I didn't really find the film very inspiring. It might be because I have had so many issues with cancer of friends and family that it hit too close to home, but I felt that "The Doctor" could have been written much better.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 08, 2019

Part of the yuppies learn to care about things series. Also see "Regarding Henry."

voisjoe1 Dec 28, 2012

William Hurt plays a doctor who unintentionally lacks compassion for his patients. One day he is struck with a serious disease and learns about the cruel, cold, uncaring world of the patient. Very fine acting and directing that shows the loneliness, isolation, and fear of the patient as he withdraws into his own world, afraid of every bit of bad news that may come his way. In five years, the screenwriter, Anthony Minghella, would get the Oscar win for director and the screenwriting Oscar nom for great film, "The English Patient."

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