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To the reviews based on the film in general, you don't have to like (or review) every film you see. I don't like a lot of films for different reasons, whether it's based on the script, the acting, the directing, cinematography, etc. -- but, that's not the issue here. The issue is the audience and lack of a critical response to what they felt went wrong with the film as a whole.
Movie makers want movie goers to appreciate their art, even respect it. So when I read these reviews on the film saying it was a "snooze fest" and "boring film", and the like, I get frustrated because I know how hard it is to get a project (especially a film project) executed. It's like a final exam. You study for it, get the test and read through all the questions thoroughly, and then answer them. You may get some answers right and wrong, but the main focus is the final grade. For those who misunderstood this analogy: the film is the final exam, the studying is the production, the questions represent the bad and good things about the film (acting, script, etc.), and the final grade is the feedback. So what do you have when you have unanswered questions to a test you didn't study for? You obviously get a bad film, but this film is far from bad.Read more ›
Young intern Ray Howard (Brian White) has followed his heart and a woman to Florida's "Mediocre Memorial" despite his blue-blood Harvard education and all its promise. Good-looking and well-educated, he is, or is about to be, a man who can have anything. Or is he? As he encounters one brick wall after another he is noticed by the dynamic duo of Donna (Zoe Saldana) and Dr. Z (Wood Harris) who decide he is worthy of rescuing and mentoring. What Dr Howard learns about "swagger", true friendship, compassion and especially, laughter are things Harvard could never have taught him.
The relationships in Heart Condition make it a must-see. Dr. Z and Donna"s is rare among on film romances and superbly done, as the the brotherhood that develops between Dr. Z and Ray. Also unique and quirky are the marriages--watch for Marla Gibbs and Ed Asner.
The twist is saved for the end where we have to get serious--but just for a minute. I admit I shed a tear, (my criteria for how good a movie is)and I was inclined to "groove at my own risk" at the end with a terrific cast!
Other movies you might like if you liked this one: Holiday Heart and Wonderful Life.
I will try not to give too many spoilers away but warn that I might, so you may want to skip to the end of the review if you don't want to know too much. The synopsis was already well described, the main characters are Ray, Donna and Dr. Zachary (Sidney), played by Brian White (JoJo White's son!), Zoe Saldana and Wood Harris. The story is about a young doctor trying to find his way - and the pieces of his heart - after following it to an under-funded hospital in Florida. In the aftermath, he learns quite a bit about heart, people, love and maybe most importantly, taking himself so seriously. Who you originally think could be the main character of the movie ends up not really being the one - though it's hard to argue against the person being the most important in the movie. In the end I too have to admit, it takes a dramatic turn that actually makes sense but still (spoiler.... warning....) leaves you reflecting on the characters.
I actually really liked this movie but then again I'm a fan of Wood Harris. He comes across as extremely down to Earth in this role like he did in "Remember The Titan's" and does a fantastic job with the material. Though comedy was probably branching out for him, he held his own.Read more ›
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I only got this because I had an Amazon gift card, but even still I feel horribly gipped. For some reason, whoever put this together had the idea that if they put a bunch of celebs... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Lora905
a good cry for me. like it a whole bunch. I'm very compassionate to other people and their feelings.Published 14 months ago by kk
This movie was all over the place for me. There were some lessons but slow to come by.Published 19 months ago by Ocean
Cute little movie. Props to the known actors and actresses that agreed to work on this film b/c the budget was limited. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Citrus Citrus