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Special Ed (2005)

 -  Drama  -  20 January 2006 (Brazil)
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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... See full summary »

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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 Anonymous

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The positives of this movie make up for the flow.
15 May 2006 | by (Streetsville (Mississauga), Canada.) – See all my reviews

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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