The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

DVD - 2012
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A physician heads down a dangerous road when he sets aside his ethics in this thriller from director Lance Daly. Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is a British medical student who has come to the United States to begin a residency at a hospital in Southern California. He is handsome and charming, but beneath the surface he's an arrogant man who longs to wield power over others. Blake doesn't fare well with his first few patients, and is on shaky ground with his superiors when he begins treating Diane (Riley Keough), a beautiful teenager with a kidney infection. Diane is clearly taken with Blake's good looks and they enjoy one another's company, while his superiors are impressed with his care for her. But Blake doesn't want Diane released too quickly, and he begins adjusting her medication so that her infection will take longer to clear up. Jimmy, an orderly, notices what Blake is doing, and threatens to expose him unless he gets what he wants -- a steady supply of pharmaceuticals.
Publisher: Montreal : Distributed by Alliance Films, c2012
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC GOO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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firefly5
Nov 15, 2017

I found this boring. Did not watch.

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mooooks
Mar 19, 2016

Did not like this. You kept waiting for it to get good but it was just plain creepy. Such a boring thriller. Had a lot of potential given the incredible cast! But alas it fell flat. Nothing special.

nycounsel Sep 08, 2015

New doctor becomes obsessed with a pretty young (high school girl) patient. Does shady stuff to keep her hospitalized. Not much emotional impact to this. The best scenes were between him and a nurse who he felt wasn't treating him with enough respect - that sort of rang true to me, the tensions between the new doctor and the nurses around him. I wish they focused on those relationships instead of one that didn't make much sense. I guess there's some message here about how we put too much faith in doctors.

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ralphiespencer15
Apr 04, 2015

I thought this was a good thriller. A creepy doctor who was infatuated with his sick patient gets away with murder (twice)

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Bookworm39
Feb 23, 2015

Entertaining. Scary if this could happen in real life.

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neonkc
Jan 20, 2014

mmm

btmslt Sep 13, 2013

A not very realistic but nonetheless somewhat entertaining drama about a doctor becoming obessed with becoming a good medical professional.

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tj_is_cool
May 11, 2013

Surprisingly entertaining.

bluedog8422 May 05, 2013

Creepy and a disappointment

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Saint_Mirin
May 01, 2013

Doctor supposedly falls in love with the patient. At least that's what they say in the interviews in the extras on the dvd. The film is really just about him craving respect and success. Nothing suspenseful. Not likely to happen as residents do not go through their first year of training that unsupervised.

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