The Heart Specialist (2011)

The Heart Specialist





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Wood Harris headlines this sexy comedy following a group of young medical residents at a busy Florida hospital. Though the Chief Resident (Harris) does his best to keep moral high amongst the overworked residents, a dark secret from his past soon threatens to undermine his efforts and destroy his reputation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Rating: R (for some sexual content and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Dennis Cooper, Dennis Cooper
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 4, 2011
Box Office: $1.1M
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as Dr. Sidney Zachary

as Dr. Ray Howard

as Valerie

as Lorenzo

as Mr. Olson

as Urologist

as Ms. Overwood

as Nurse Jackson

as Dr. Graves

as Dr. Propper

as Mitchell Kwan
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Critic Reviews for The Heart Specialist

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

A ploddingly paced and tonally dissonant mix of broadly played sitcom-style humor and shameless heartstring-yanking.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Top Critic

Amateurish doctors-in-training comedy/drama too blatantly reveals its television inspirations.

Full Review… | January 18, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Dr. Dennis Cooper must have knocked off this script while watching "Scrubs" re-runs in the break room. This is "Scrubs" told totally from a black doctor's point of view.

Full Review… | January 14, 2011
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Heart Specialist


If Tyler Perry decided to make a bad parody of "Grey's Anatomy" meets "Funny People", then you would have "The Heart Specialist". This is a black "dramedy" that I had never heard of, and there is a good reason for that, it isn't good. Wood Harris stars as a Dr. who moonlights as a comedian, trying to bring laughter into people's lives as medicine. Only problem is, he nor the movie, are funny at all. The only laughs come from a female patient who is a little mental. This wants to be something along the line of a Tyler Perry movie, but fails miserably. The characters are all lame and one dimensional, and the story just isn't that good.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

Tons of celebs in this film: Mya, Method Man, Leon, Jasmine Guy. Still not a good reason to see this film. The jokes reach out and almost achieve funny but always fall short of the goal. It drags out, its corny, the funny is flat, the music is blah. Just don't waste your time.

Remi Logan

Super Reviewer


This movie does have some endearing characters and the cast is great, but the story drags in places. There are also cuts between scenes that make things disjointed and hard to follow. it is an overall good movie with some laughs and some tears, but it could have been better.

Heather Metzger

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