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Doc Hollywood Reviews

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Super Reviewer
November 25, 2013
Cute movie - although the plot is exactly as expected. A highfalutin big city doctor lands up in a small town complete with caring people and "a beautiful, intelligent, and feisty" woman and has to consider his options.
Super Reviewer
½ August 24, 2010
Campy, off color, and not so daringly original, Doc Hollywood is enjoyable, if not a slight cliche of the standard comedy. Julie Warner keeps it very heartfelt and original, even if she has to be nude in order for her to be in it.
Super Reviewer
December 13, 2009
He was a big city plastic a small town that didn't take plastic. A lot of LOLs. Typicall Michael. J Fox Movie
Super Reviewer
January 25, 2007
great old school comedy
Super Reviewer
September 7, 2007
A good heart felt movie about a fish out of water. The cast is great and they make all the characters very likeable.
Super Reviewer
July 21, 2007
A doctor has to do community service in a remote town.
Super Reviewer
½ May 4, 2007
cute fluff carried entirely by the charisma and talent of the cast.
Super Reviewer
½ March 20, 2007
Yet another flimsy fish-out-of-water comedy in which big city plastic surgeon Michael J. Fow is trapped in a small backwoods town, and realises "what's important in life" (as usual...) Fox is as amiable as always, but you can't help what would REALLY happen to him if he was stuck in one of these hick towns... (Squeal like a piggy, Michael!)
Super Reviewer
December 6, 2006
A pleasing film with some nice touches, it keeps relapsing into the mundane and is marred by one tasteless scene with Julie Warner urinating to put hunters off their prey's scent.
Super Reviewer
March 15, 2006
Proof that sitcom stars dont read scripts.
Super Reviewer
August 15, 2006
The inspiration for Disney's Cars. Michael J. Fox is genius in this film.
Super Reviewer
February 14, 2008
so so one of many movies fox did in his heyday
Super Reviewer
February 22, 2007
Julie Warner coming out of the water naked makes this movie a 3 stars!
Super Reviewer
February 15, 2007
I love M.J.F.!!!!
June 26, 2015
Doc Hollywood meanders through its 104 minute running time and disjointed narrative; fortunately, likeable performances and chemistry from Michael J Fox and Julie Warner and some strong jokes work in its favor.
October 28, 2014
Entertaining movie. A doctor get stranded in a small time town after an accident where he has to do community service in the local hospital.
½ June 28, 2014
It works. On all levels. Yes, if you are looking for something that is gripping or crime filled or suspenseful, then you're in the wrong movie theater. But that's a "you problem". This movie truly does give a realistic feel to the differences of small-town and big-city life. And all of the big Hollywood types that are cast do a great job of selling it. The title role caters perfectly to Michael J Fox's style, and he nails it. Julie Warner is the perfect combination of sass, sensuality and emotion, and shows why she should have beat out all of the supposedly big-name actresses the tried out for the role. David Ogden Stiers and Woody Harrelson are absolutely perfect in their "country bumpkin" roles, and a tip of the cap to George Hamilton, who is perfect as the evil city slicker in his limited role. A feel-good movie for the era that would make Capra proud.
½ November 16, 2013
While it seems a bit more cheesy over twenty years later, Doc Hollywood still manages to be an entertaining and clever romantic comedy that concerns a rich, elitist doctor's troubles as he attempts to fit into small-town life. Funny, touching, and nostalgic (for those of us who were young when it came out), Doc Hollywood is a decent fate film with a solid cast and plenty of laughs.
July 9, 2013
Though it might seem quaint, that's part of the charm. Fox has a lot of fun in this fish out of water story.
September 16, 2012
You come from a big city, get stuck in a small town, start to love it, settle down. That's the plot of a fair number of modern movies and it's become familiar enough that I sometimes play devil's advocate and root for the main character to say, "No thanks," and get high tail it to London, like Kate Beckinsale's Flora Post in "Cold Comfort Farm." There were a few moments in "Doc Hollywood" (1991) in which I wished Dr. Ben Stone (Michael J. Fox) might choose that fate.

And yet for all that, I found the movie to be incredibly touching. Why? Part of the film's triumph belongs to Mr. Fox, who acts just as boyish as he did in "Back to the Future." Yet he's more bitter here. Playing a doctor volunteering in a small town, he often explodes with profane anger that cracks past his nasal mumbling.

Thankfully, his anger dissipates into other feelings--happiness, contentment, and romantic longing. And in the end as he gets to know the town, it changes as much as he does. It's filled with people who have their own contradictions that make them more than hick cartoons. The local ambulence driver might be a former NYC bartender, but that doesn't mean that she's dying to get out of the country or that she totally belongs in it either.

In the end, of course, "Doc Hollywood" travels to its expected destination--Dr. Stone discovers his rural happily ever after. But arrival of the known doesn't provoke a cynical sigh, but leaves feeling relieved, happy, and just a little sad after such a long, looping journey.

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