Patch Adams >> 30s review


Hunter Adams (Robin Williams) is suicidal - to the extent that he's admitted into a mental institution. There he finds happiness and meaning in helping others. This motivates him to become a doctor, so he enrolls into medical school - at a rather old age.

Once there, he realizes that physicians have lost touch with the human side of their profession - with ideas like transference keeping them from engaging with the patients. And he sets out on his journey of changing things - breaking several rules in the process and culminating with him setting up his own 'ranch' hospital.

Rating: Green - the movie is funny and touching at the same time. Based on the life of Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams. Robin Williams is his usual class, putting life into the amazing story. For those who may be interested, the actor is dead but the doctor is still very much alive.

PS: The movie is factually incorrect in a number of critical places. 

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