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The Good Doctor (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 31 August 2012 (USA)
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A young doctor goes to unconscionable extremes in order to remain in the service of a female patient with a kidney disorder.

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Dr. Martin Blake, who has spent his life looking for respect, meets an 18-year-old patient named Diane, suffering from a kidney infection, and gets a much-needed boost of self-esteem. However, when her health starts improving, Martin fears losing her, so he begins tampering with her treatment, keeping Diane sick and in the hospital right next to him. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for thematic material, disturbing situations and some crude sexual content | See all certifications »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,180 (USA) (31 August 2012)

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$4,106 (USA) (31 August 2012)
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Diane Nixon: It's hard to dump him. We've been together for a while. I mean, I don't know if I love him or anything.
Dr. Martin Blake: Well, you know what they say.
Diane Nixon: What?
Dr. Martin Blake: If you love someone, set them free.
Diane Nixon: Who says that?
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Quite good actually

Once you read the plot summation or have viewed the trailer you may think they have shown their hand with this but what unfolds is a much larger picture as the viewer is introduced to DR. Martin Blake. He is new at the hospital having just begun his residency there. Lonely, he seems to be an outsider, never having the girl or the attention he wants most. Until he is introduced to a new patient he will be in charge of named Diane. He & the 18 year old Diane seem to quickly forge a bond, a bond that Martin is determined to keep, thus he meddles with her medication & test results, keeping her there with him at the hospital.

Don't let this fool you by any means, this is just the beginning for Martin, his downward spiral has just begun. I must say that Orlando Bloom did a superb job portraying Martin as a fragile loner desperate for more at any cost. Riley Keough, known for her previous role in The Runaways, also did a fine job as Diane. Overall this did a very good job of building suspense & keeping it going through to the end. My only complaint is that I would have liked it to go a bit further with the story, it seemed to wrap up too quickly & an extra fifteen minutes wouldn't have hurt. Still, it exceeded my expectations & recommend to anyone looking for a well acted solidly written suspenseful story. 8/10


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