Patch Adams (1998)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama


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The true story of a heroic man, Hunter "Patch" Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.

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  • Robin Williams and Monica Potter in Patch Adams (1998)
  • Robin Williams and Monica Potter in Patch Adams (1998)
  • Robin Williams and Monica Potter in Patch Adams (1998)
  • Robin Williams in Patch Adams (1998)
  • Robin Williams and Monica Potter in Patch Adams (1998)

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8 March 2005 | SmileysWorld
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| Robin Williams:The Best Medicine
In my opinion,Robin Williams is at his best when playing characters much like himself.This film is based on the life of the real Hunter "Patch" Adams,a man that Williams himself says that he closely relates to.In the medical profession,it is easy to become hard nosed and so wrapped up in treating the sickness that it is all too easy to forget that there are actual people behind the sickness.We are taught by Patch to treat the person first,because when you do so,treating the illness becomes somewhat easier.Sometimes people don't get better,but treating the soul to a laugh or two can lessen the pain and suffering.Sometimes people die,and while the people that loved them suffer and grieve,the suffering and grief are eased somewhat by the knowledge that their departed loved ones no longer suffer.This role was tailor made for Williams,and he is supported well,including another overlooked performance by the late Michael Jeter as a squirrel fearing mental patient.Thumbs up!

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