The Doctor Movie Analysis

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Movie Review: The Doctor The American drama The Doctor has been released in 1991. The plot of the movie is a story of a doctor who has not learnt how to sympathize with patients over the years of his practice until he personally faced the problem (YouTube, 2015). Doctor Jack McKee has worked for many years in the hospital. He saw hundreds of different patients and learned to shut his heart from others so firmly that he became completely indifferent person. Patients on the operating table have turned for Jack into soulless parts conveyor which never stops. However, one day suddenly changes Jack’s life. He finds out that he is seriously ill. Now Jack has to pass the whole way of a common patient starting from the first fear before diagnosis and…show more content…
Thus, from the very beginning it is shown how automatically the doctor treats all patients. When patients tell about their problems (for instance, a woman who bothers about the scar), he just makes a joke without considering her trouble. One more interesting moment is when Jack is inspected by other doctor as for his throat. This is the first time when he feels himself an ordinary patient and everything is turned upside down. He makes everything that other patients have to do and follows all the procedures. From the very moment when Jack finds out about his illness, he tries to make jokes and maintain the same lifestyle, but as he becomes closer to the world of patients, his way of thinking is changing. Especially it is noticeable when he meets a terminally ill woman. He listens to her story and starts sympathizing with her. Time passes and Jack changes his attitude to patients. He starts to show interest to their feelings and makes everything to save their lives as now he understands that the same may happen with…show more content…
It is understandable that after a person finds out about his/her illness, his/her attitude to life, as well as the way of behavior changes. In this movie it goes about a doctor who used to be indifferent with his patients, showing no feelings and making everything automatically just because he used to or has to do it. The same attitude was in relation to him at first, and only after he was informed about his illness, he starts to perceive everything differently. In the process of interaction of a patient and doctor, he becomes on the other side and, as a result, understands that patients are people with their problems and characters, personalities requiring an individual approach. It seems this understanding to be especially important for such profession as a doctor, as it is a person to whom we entrust our
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