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The Heart Specialist (2006)

Ways of the Flesh (original title)
Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary... See full summary »

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Dennis Cooper

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wood Harris ... Dr. Sidney Zachary
Zoe Saldana ... Donna
Brian White ... Dr. Ray Howard
Mya ... Valerie
Scott Paulin ... Dr. Graves
David S. Lee ... Dr. Propper
Kenneth Choi ... Mitchell Kwan
Irene Tsu ... Mrs. Olson
Richard Voigts Richard Voigts ... Dr. Manson
Tony Perez ... Dr. Gutierrez
Brittany Ishibashi ... Translator
Kristi Kirk Kristi Kirk ... Nuclear Med Tech
Amrapali Ambegaokar ... Pakistani Intern
Arthur Roberts ... Executive
Samir Younis Samir Younis ... Ali
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Storyline

Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary. With help from his girlfriend, "Dr. Z" sets out to mold Ray into a caring, responsible doctor. Along the way, he shares some important truths and a whole lot of humor in this sexy romantic comedy. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and language
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heart Specialist See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$473,062, 16 January 2011

Gross USA:

$1,103,037

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,103,037
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Production Co:

One-Twenty Inc. See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Once Upon a Life
Performed by Mona Lisa
Written by Dennis Cooper
Courtesy of Cooperfly Productions
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Watch if you want to, but I would rather watch paint dry
14 August 2012 | by AgeOfAquariusSee all my reviews

Watched 20 minutes of this last night and stopped. My wife and I both agreed that nothing could save this film so why continue with the torture of watching. I understood the plot but the way they went about it was brutal. The transitions between scenes were horrible. It seemed to jump from one scene to another without any connection. Wood Harris was not the best actor to be cast in his part. I saw nothing positive out of this film to keep my interest. I love Zoe Saldana, but this will be just a tiny bump on her career. I feel for those who went to see it and had to sit there and suffer. I'm glad it was on Showtime so I simply just changed the channel.

I have seen many reviewers like this film because it avoids the typical stereotypes and negative images that some films, built around a Black cast, tend to lean on. I say look at "Love Jones", "Love and Basketball", "The Best Man" and "Brown Sugar" as films that gave us a well rounded script which is built on all aspects of Black culture. If you are looking for the Indie style of film with a Black cast, I have enjoyed "Hav Plenty" and "I'm Through with White Girls." I've seen flaws with these films also but I would recommend them. As for "The Heart Specialist", I love seeing our people on the big screen, but I personally cannot recommend this film to anyone.


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