Doc Hollywood (1991)
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A big city doctor is stranded in a small rural town, where he finds love, professional challenges, and a pet pig, in this comedy. Fresh out of residence at a Washington D.C. hospital, hot-shot plastic surgeon Ben Stone (Michael J. Fox) hops in his Porsche and is headed for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. However, Ben accidentally plows into a fence in Grady, South Carolina; the wreck puts Ben's car out of commission, and the town's mayor, Nick Nicholson (David
Aug 2, 1991 Wide
Oct 6, 1998
Warner Home Video
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Michael J. Fox
David Ogden Stiers
Kelly Jo Minter
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The whole thing bubbles along nicely in a fresh, witty, unselfconscious manner, making you forget the dated Capra-corn message.
While retaining his boyish appeal, Mr. Fox also seems a shade more substantial this time, possibly because he is seen making life-or-death decisions when not fielding comic lines.
The picture, which was directed by Michael Caton-Jones, is corny and filled with quaint country eccentrics, but it has a redeeming sweetness of spirit.
Dialogue and plot and all the rest take second place to the conviction that two people only have eyes for one another. Fox and Warner create that feeling, which is why "Doc Hollywood" is a sweetheart of a movie.
Utterly predictable, but well acted, story of a big city doctor forced to reassess his value system after being stranded in a small town.
It works, with a hearty sense of character connection established, making the climax less about programmed theatrics and more about two smart, hesitant people finding comfort in an unlikely situation.
A breezy but entertaining star vehicle for Michael J. Fox.
A Hollywood look into small town America that, somehow, rings real.
When you see films like this show how easy it is to make a formulaic rom-com without offending, it's a nasty surprise to see what the Nancy Meyer's are churning out.
Not really that funny, but has a nice feel to it.
A charmer of a vehicle for Fox
Insignificant but fun "city boy meets country girl" tale. Julie Warner is gorgeous, and David Ogden Stiers is wonderful as the mayor.
far from classic comedy. It is however a reasonably worthwhile romantic comedy. Some of the chemistry between Fox and Warner is a bit off, but thanks to a sturdy support cast - including Bridget Fonda and David Ogden Stiers - our visit to Grady isn't so b
Entirely sweet and lovable. An "old-fashioned" modern comedy that actually works.
Predictable as sunburn on the 4th of July, it is a film as ingratiating as its star.
Audience Reviews for Doc Hollywood
- Lou: I can see you coming from half a mile away Doctor Stone.You and your slick city ways.I suspect your version of romance is whatever will seperate me from my panties.
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