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My Own Country (1998)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 1998
"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985... See full summary »

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... Dr. Abraham Verghese
... Vickie Talley
... Lloyd Flanders
... Hope Flanders
... Mattie Vines
Adam Tomei ... Gordon Vines
... Rajani Verghese
... Allen
... Chester Mews
William Webster ... Langdon Arwood
Sharon Dyer ... Mrs. Vines
... Mr. Vines
Colleen Williams ... Carol
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Vadivel
Ishwar Mooljee ... Dr. S.B.T.
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"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985, and AIDS is spreading from the big cities to the rural areas. Abraham takes AIDS as his personal crusade and is soon well-known for his compassion and non-judgmental treatment. He soon becomes overwhelmed with patients from the surrounding states, which strains his marriage. Written by Bill Alward

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Even a small town must face the truth.

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Rated R for language including some frank sexual discussion | See all certifications »
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1998 (USA)  »

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Good depiction of the interaction diverse cultural groups
2 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed seeing the portrayal of Southern rural culture, Indian_Americans, different social classes, gay vs straight, doctor vs patient, husband vs wife all together dealing with terminal illness (AIDS). Since I'm familiar with all of these I can vouch for their accuracy. One drawback was a bit too much softness and sentimentality especially by the primary character, the doctor. A more hard-nosed approach, as shown by the ER TV show doctors, would have been more interesting.


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