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Dr. David Edwards is a cancer specialist, and his life is his work. His only friend is Lou Rosen, 73. Lou is also David's patient, but at his age, chances are grim. Still, everyone deserves a chance, or at least that's what David thought before Sonny Collins walked into his office. On paper, Sonny looked ideal for his experimental trial: early forties with an inoperable baseball-sized tumor in his lung. But his file didn't say anything about his attitude: crass, crude, and indignant. Would the doctor who's famous for giving even the most gravely ill patient a chance, turn this man away simply because he has a bad attitude? Or is there some other reason? Sometimes healing has nothing to do with medicine. Written by
A dedicated but socially challenged Doctor, takes on a stubborn, egotistical, alpha-male health insurance salesman as a patient for his experimental cancer trial. "Sonny", can close any deal and is full of pride and confidence; unfortunately he lacks sincerity and commitment to friends and family. Meeting "Sonny" rattles and unearths the Doctors memories of a bitter father/son relationship and a horrible high school experience. The collision of these characters forces a journey to reconcile the past and amend the present.
Interesting movie, with lots of good scenes and realistic dialogue, but some missed potential. The flow/mood is a little off, and Greg Germann's portrayal of the doctor is a little over done for my taste, but in the context of the story you'll find yourself making excuses for his awkward delivery. I thought Don Moffett's "Sonny" was excellent, and in my opinion his character makes this entire film a worthy experience.
Overall a very enjoyable thought provoking film that draws you in by exploring the dynamics, emotions and contrast between two very different characters.
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