Patch Adams

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An inspiring movie now playing is, Patch Adams. In this true to life film Robin Williams is Patch Adams, a middle-aged man who goes to medical school in the hopes of truly helping people. Maybe it’s not too late for me to attend med-school to become the first blind brain surgeon! Patch felt that doctors viewed patients as “illnesses” and not human beings with feelings. His first year of med-school, Patch spends the majority of his time visiting and getting to know patients on a more personal level. He really listens to the patients concerns, makes children laugh and even wins the approval of the stodgy floor nurses. The Dean of the college – who owns the hospital – tells Patch that he isn’t allowed to see patients until the third year of med-school and if he continues, he won’t be allowed to graduate. Patch continues to find ingenious ways of sneaking into the hospital to visit patients, but he’s careful to keep a low profile. Then, during his third year of med-school when he opens a clinic to help people who are indigent, tragedy strikes one of his friends and he contemplates dropping out of college. (You have to see the movie to find out what happens…) I enjoyed this film and my only complaint is, while they were trying to get their point across near the end they became a little too preachy. In fact, I half expected the theater ushers to pass around an offering plate. This is a wonderful movie with a great plot and you’ll probably laugh and cry. I give it an A rating.

This movie has been given an PG-13 rating by the MPAA