The Heart Specialist (2011)
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as Mr. Olson
as Nurse Jackson
as Ms. Overwood
as Dr. Graves
as Dr. Propper
as Mitchell Kwan
Critic Reviews for The Heart Specialist
A ploddingly paced and tonally dissonant mix of broadly played sitcom-style humor and shameless heartstring-yanking.
Amateurish doctors-in-training comedy/drama too blatantly reveals its television inspirations.
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.
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.
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.
This flick was not very good. The intermittent stand-up did provide some comic relief as did the revenge humor in the third act. Bless its heart; it wants to be another Foolish, but came up short. To its credit, it was a better way to start off a new year than METRO. My grade: D
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