Gross Anatomy [Blu-ray]
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Matthew Modine (ANY GIVEN SUNDAY) stars as Joe Slovak, a brilliant first-year med student whose casual, nonconforming approach to life gets tested when he enrolls in gross anatomy, the toughest course in med school. Joe's freewheeling, independent style creates funny moments in the classroom, but puts him at odds with his demanding professor (Christina Lahti, HIDEAWAY), who questions whether her class rebel has what it takes to be a doctor. On top of that, Joe falls in love with his no-nonsense lab partner (Daphne Zuniga -- THE SURE THING, TV's MELROSE PLACE), who won't let anything, especially romance, interfere with her plans. And while Joe's never done anything by the book, he proves he does have what it takes to succeed -- without changing his ways!
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While the movie may be labeled as a Romantic Comedy, there honestly is not much comedy to be had in this film as it is not all that funny, nor does it really try to be. While the film mostly should be labeled a drama, there are few comedic influences as well as a vibe that almost promises a comedy but never really delivers, albeit a few scenes. No, this is mostly a fast-paced drama that at first feels as if it will not fare too well, except that during the second half of the film (and the cast's 2nd half year of medical school) tensions begin to arise, friction between lab partners and love interests as well as friction between students and professors.
What makes this film work is that while the script is not too daring on comedy or memorable choreography or even dialogue, it doesn't ever really try to be, but seems more concerned with building characters, ones in which reveal themselves throughout the school year in forms of deeper insecurities and stresses. While the characters do try and keep a professional attitude at first, the tensions of medical school assignments soon begin to weigh them down, thus they end up depending on each other emotionally more than they originally thought they would need to.Read more ›
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The standout performance to me was Christine Lahti, who played a great hard ass professor. They definitely wanted to portray her as the tough teacher who cared (another great 80s movie cliche), and she did a great job with it.
I remember thinking it was a great movie when I first saw it years ago, and it is definitely one of those that holds up well over time. While I do not think it is the greatest movie of all time, it is very enjoyable and definitely worth the hour and a half or so your time. There is not really anything in the way of extras on the Blu Ray, nor is it going to be the stellar picture and audio you get with newer movies. That said, if you are a fan of the movie already, 80s movies in general or any of the actors, it is worth adding to your collection.
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Gross Anatomy is a film about first year medical students.
Joe Slovak, who's attending a posh school of medicine where everyone, seems to be well above his social... Read more
Standard transfer. The movie itself is really good - the audio and video are only a bit above what you'd get with the DVD version.Published 12 months ago by baron67
Funny, heart warming, romantic tale of med student with an attitude. One of Modine's best, and bonus is the lovely Zuniga. One of my favorite movies, and i am a collector.Published 13 months ago by Mark Twain
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