Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Doc Hollywood (Warner Bros. 1991)

I love the south! Born and raised in North Carolina!

Southerners are always the butt of jokes...and sometimes we deserve it. Ever go into the Wal-Mart in Boone, NC for instance? Like a whole 'nother universe my friend.

Sadly, the south that I know and love is slowly fading away and along with it the values are too. Small towns such as the one I grew up in have gangs now...that's right...GANGS! WTH is that all about?

Doc Hollywood is a very good film that honestly I totally forgot about until I saw that it was being shown on TV. Yes, it does pokes fun at the south, but watch how southern conservative values trump the left coast and win in the end! This film could also mark Michael J. Fox's last good movie.

This movie does have a nude scene and I believe the f-bomb is dropped a few times too, so beware if the kiddies are around!

Benjamin Stone is a young doctor driving to L.A where he was offered a new job as a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. He gets off the highway to avoid a traffic jam, but gets lost and ends up crashing into a fence in the small town of Grady, South Carolina. He is sentenced to 32 hrs of community service at the local hospital. All he wants is to serve the sentence and get moving, but gradually the locals become attached to the new doctor, and he falls for the pretty ambulance driver, Lou. Will he leave?

Here is the trailer...

6 comments:

Debbie said...

I liked that movie, and I like Michael J. Fox as an actor. Terrible disease that has taken over his life.

As you know, we are in Tennessee. Yes I love the South also.

Debbie
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WomanHonorThyself said...

hey bro..thanks I'm headed to NC!!..ha (hugs!)

EDGE said...

Thanks ladies for visiting! Debbie I travelled straight through Tennessee a few year back to go to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.

Angel,

Where in NC will you be?

Z said...

I say he stays! And I wish he was in such good health today, bless him.

Thanks for coming by, Edge...great to see you.
The only 'south' I've been in is Florida...I'd LOVE to see either or both of the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky, etc..maybe, some day.

EDGE said...

Z,

My dad is from FLA. As a matter of fact my relatives were responsible for finding the city Melbourne which on the Atlantic side just east of Orlando.

You should visit NC. Only state I know that has mountains, hills, plains, and beaches...well maybe California has those things, but we're cooler.

Doc Hollywood 1991 said...

It is the great film of Warner Bros. Pictures Company. The film is full of comedy and romance. The director "Michael Caton-Jones" has proved himself from this film. I likes this film very much.