At first Teddy seems game to play as the group's leader Jake Gallo informs Teddy that the group only selects "bad" people from their list. Teddy soon finds himself discovering not only is the group lying to him about the victims but he becomes embroiled in an affair with fellow colleague Dr. Judith Bath who also happens to be involved with Gallo. The movie has its fair share of gore and heavy sex themes. Lauren Lee Smith who portrays Judith Bath is the fiery redhead seductress and is very easy on the eyes.
While this movie did not rate well on RT in both with the audience and the critics i think they actually sell the film a bit short. While it does have some similarities with movies like Saw it is still very much different in presentation. Whereas Saw is your run of the mill serial killer movie/series Pathology is a little more clever in how they execute the deviancy of the group. For me i thought the plot was pretty original even though it didnt always expand on certain areas that i initially thought it would. And while the ending was abrupt i thought it was really good and i certainly wont spoil it by giving it away here. Lets just say i was pleasantly surprised and in awe of how it ended.
My rating: 8/10
The story is unrealistic, as well as the behaviours of the characters, even though, as I said, the actors did a fairly good job.
Moreover, the whole concept is rotten.
Anyway, "Pathology" is the tale of a medical intern who takes up a new role in a hospital pathology lab. When he ingratiates himself with his fellow young co-workers, the intern is dragged into a dangerous game, where one member commits the "perfect murder", and the others have to determine how the victim died. Spiralling further into the "game", the intern finds himself in a dark world full of drugs and murder and jealousy.
The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Weston, Alyssa Milano, Lauren Lee Smith, Johnny Whitworth and John De Lancie from Breaking Bad. They perform well enough, I guess, but none of the characters are written well enough to allow the performers any room for acting.
It just feels like this film too quickly goes for exploitation rather than any sort of clever storytelling that they originally aimed for. Sex (both straight and lesbian) features prominently, and nudity, drugs and shock value seems to be the order of the day.
This film probably only worked for a certain demographic of viewers.