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1.0 out of 5 stars What the heck?, December 23, 2012
This review is from: The Good Doctor (DVD)
SPOILER: Emotionally needy doctor sabatoges female patient who had given him the admiration and respect he craves; unintentionally killing her in the process. The plot then turns to the doctor being blackmailed by an orderly who finds the now-dead girl's diary. The only problem with this plot contrivance is the Doctor (Bloom) has never done anything that the girl could write negatively about, so the fact that the orderly finds this diary is meaningless. Nevertheless, the audience has to go along with this stupidity.

I dont think stupidity is the right term, possibly simple egoism and/or self-medicating on the part of the director, producer, etc. As someone who has never worked in the film industry, I continue to be amazed that millions of dollars can be spent on talented actors (all the acting is excellent) - only to have childish, poorly written - impossible to admire - nonsense being fed to the public.
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Initial post: Dec 29, 2012 10:46:46 AM PST
zeus says:
"Unintentionally killing her in the process"? Are you serious? She has an UTI and eventually she dies from sepsis. She NEEDS and HAS to take the antibiotics. Any doctor with minimum education knows that. He is also changing the Petri dish covers. He knows very well what he does, but maybe he is a psychopath. That is my only explanation.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 10:57:09 AM PST
I dont understand ur objection to my phrase "unintentionally killing her in the process." He goes to her house and interrupts the girl's recovery by pouring sugar into her med capsules, insuring her return to the hospital. I don't believe he intends on killing her. Quite the contrary, he is so starved for respect, admiration (and probably sex as well) that he obsessively wants her around. He is clearly unhappy with her death. Yes, there may be the unconscious hostility that she didnt keep the date with him in the first place, but my point is "why should he care about the diary being found?"

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 11:27:21 AM PST
zeus says:
Because of his future as a big MD with a Mercedes with Hopkins plates (you should read my review together with the comments I posted on your review for straw dogs). It doesn't look good to have a close relation with a patient.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 12:39:57 PM PST
What closeness could be proved from the girl's diary? She was asleep when he kissed her. She had stood him up at the family dinner. It would have been the romantic allusions one finds in any teenage girl's diary. I cant imagine the un-acted-upon desires of a teen patient would in any way impact his license or prestige. No, this is a plot "hole"... he said, leaving himself wide open...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 6:41:40 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 7, 2013 6:42:03 AM PST
While watching the film, I was of a mind to believe that the girl's diary contained some delusional material (possibly induced by bad medication) that falsely accused the doctor of romantic improprities. But, upon reflection, your viewpoint is equally well taken.
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