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The Illustrated Family Doctor (2005)

"The Illustrated Family Doctor" is a dark comedy, that centres on the story of Gary Kelp, a young man who condenses reference books for a company called the Info Digest.

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Samuel Johnson ...
Gary Kelp
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Ray Gill
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Christine
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Carol Kelp
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Jennifer
Brian Meegan ...
Bob Boundary
Paul Sonkkila ...
Snapper Thompson
Sarah Pierse ...
Gary's Mum
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Carl Lucas
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Adrian Kelp
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Clarice Stoker
Andrew Ausage ...
Morgue Orderly
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Matronly Woman
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John
Niki Owen ...
Barmaid
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"The Illustrated Family Doctor" is a dark comedy, that centres on the story of Gary Kelp, a young man who condenses reference books for a company called the Info Digest. The film begins with the death of Gary's, and with Gary having to start work on condensing a home medical journal called The Illustrated Family Doctor. The deeper Gary gets into condensing the journal, the more he starts to question his job, his life and everything around him. Then, mysteriously, he begins to take on the symptoms from the book and slowly his life starts to fall apart around him in comically tragic ways. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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Darlky Hilarious
29 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is amazing! It is so straightforwardly endearing! It follows a young man through a few weeks where everything in his life goes to hell. The beauty of the film though, is that it doesn't conform to the starsky-and-hutch, euro-trip kind of crappy comedy that Hollywood has been force-feeding us lately. This is a movie that actually deserved to be made, and one that should get a lot more credit than it has been. Rather than relying on cheesy one-liners, this is a real character study, a glimpse into a life you could actually see someone leading. Put it this way, if you find the royal Tannenbaum's, i <3 huckabees, and scrubs entertaining, you will appreciate this movie. If you don't, then your opinion doesn't matter anyway ;).


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