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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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Do No Harm

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,180, 2 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,106, 2 September 2012
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Was originally rated R by the MPAA for "some crude sexual references" but was re-rated PG-13 for "thematic material, disturbing situations and some crude sexual content" after an appeal. See more »

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Dr. Waylans: You know the secret to being a good doctor, don't you?
Dr. Waylans: You act like one.
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Doesn't make sense unless the viewer makes up his own story.
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Dr. Martin Blake has just begun his first year of residency as a doctor. His career objective is to study infectious diseases. He says he has become a doctor to receive respect like a family friend who was also a doctor. Dr. Blake is quickly disillusioned when he does not immediately get the utmost respect from the nursing staff. Worse, one of the doctor's first patients, an 18 year-old girl named Diane, is absent at the dinner arranged so that her family can express gratitude for returning Diane to health. Diane has had a bout of a fairly common but potentially deadly kidney infection. Dr. Blake's motivation is unclear as he soon sets out to cause a relapse of serious infection for Diane.

The movie leaves viewers unsatisfied because there are not enough clues to explain the intent of the doctor or the intent of the movie's creators. Viewers are left with some big questions. Is the doctor so lonely as to want Diane to remain in the hospital indefinitely? Does Dr. Blake instead want Diane's respect or gratitude so that he would like to save her from a more serious condition? Or is Diane's case an experiment due to the doctor's obsession with infectious disease? Another big question the viewer is faced with comes at the very end. There are two ending scenes. Both scenes cannot be part of the true ending. At least one scene must be discarded as being a fantasy dream sequence. When reasoning out what makes sense for this movie, the viewer feels the sensible story is not the story that is intended to be told.


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