Patch Adams - Collector's Edition
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Meet Patch Adams (Academy Award-winner Robin Williams), a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own career. Based on a true story, Patch Adams combines sidesplitting humor with an inspiring story that transcends the traditional comedy.
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This is a FANTASTIC movie. But, so was everything he has done. From mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, etc. We have
him forever in films. I was lucky enough to get a autograph from him & will treasure it always.
Robin Williams does a fantastic job in this movie, he was the perfect person to play this role.. He truly lived the role of showing compassion and making people feel special and loved.
Noted some reviewers were upset due to the inaccurate history of the doctor the movie was based on. Most movies are always embellished with elaborate additions for audience appeal and THIS WAS a COMEDY,NOT a SERIOUS depiction of this physician but it still left an admirable impression.
Although Dr. Hunter Adams did not care for the portrait of the sceen version of him (for which i agree his perspective and viewpoint) the quality of the film reminds the medical community of the 1990's of a wake up call that never got answered. I realize that altruism in some respects is an inherent quality that is nurtured over time, but at this stage in my life, I find that I was simply waiting for the time to come when I would embark upon such a journey.
The film is heartwarming, and the role of Hunter Adams was scripted and written for Robin Williams---who went through his natural aesthetics of what he would do as Dr. Adams. That is where I believe that a lot of where the screenplay took a risk due to the popularity and draw of the character actors involved for the screen version, and where most of the criticism is stemmed from.
The direction and behind the scenes material is a must have. There is a lot of what helps the audience to understand the tragic mix in this melodrama that has a redemptive, bittersweet quality. Take a shot and put this in your keepers vault of media. It is an awesome film that goes to the core of who we really are: Human.
As I said, this is one of the most magical and memorable films I have seen.
I would not give the movie any stars. If you want to find out about Patch Adams, read his autobiography. I felt the movie was over the top on pulling the emotional heart strings and also, why did they have to kill off Patch's "made up" girl friend ??? That to me was a cheap Hollywood shot against women, women doctors and women who have survived abuse.
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