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Simple Things (2007)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 2 February 2007 (USA)
In order to secure the position of Head of Pediatrics at a top Chicago hospital, a young, highly accomplished, pediatrician agrees to spend a summer setting up a clinic in a small town in ... See full summary »

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... Dr. Evan Gibbs
... Terry Hudson
... Nate Gibbs
... Darryl
... Sally
... Stan Slyder
... Maggie Perkins
... Christina 'Chris' Hudson
... Julie Hargraves
... Freddy Jenkins (as Zachary Gardner)
... Lucy Taylor (as Leah Parker)
Rick Hamilton ... Rick Burns
... Edgar Wiley
... Tommy Burns (as Tyler Wiesner)
Suzanne Tannehill ... Susie Jenkins
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In order to secure the position of Head of Pediatrics at a top Chicago hospital, a young, highly accomplished, pediatrician agrees to spend a summer setting up a clinic in a small town in the North Carolina mountains. Clashing against the ways of the small community he is forced to deal with the recent loss of his wife while reconnecting with his 10 year old son, and learning a different pace of life.

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Rated PG for thematic material and some language

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A city doctor comes to the North Carolina Mountains for a temporary assignment
22 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

The acting is for the most part terrible. The story is totally improbable -- that a doctor would be sent to a small town to get over the death of his wife is unlikely. That he would agree to go without making any plans for what his son will do is hardly believable. But most of all, the depiction of the mountain people in North Carolina is deplorable -- good hard-working friendly people are presented as suspicious, stupid and crude. Just because some of the people here are not highly educated does not make them hill-billy rubes. The people here respect and honor the natural beauty of these mountains. Ahtough this was filmed in my beautiful community, I can't believe the writer of this story ever set foot in the mountains.


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