Robin Williams stars in this comedy about a wacky doctor
who brings love and laughter to even the dreariest hospital bed. With Daniel London,
Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob Gunton, Josef Sommer, Irma P. Hall, Lee McCain,
Harve Presnell, Daniella Kuhn, Jake Bowen, Peter Coyote, James Greene, Michael Jeter and
Harold Gould. [1:55]
SEX/NUDITY 3 - A few innocent shots of a man's buttocks (not sexual at all);
one lingers. A shot of another man's buttocks while he's getting an injection. Some sexual
innuendo and references to body parts.
VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A character is shot offscreen (we hear a gunshot) and
later hear about the assailant having shot himself. One woman has an infected leg sore,
another patient has a bloody, gashed arm with a few cuts and a diabetes patient has a
swollen black toe. Scenes of a children's cancer ward may be upsetting. Although we
don't see much it is obvious that these children are suffering. A patient throws
things at his nurses and one of his visitors.
PROFANITY 3 - A handful of anatomical references; some mild obscenities and
scatological references. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Being a doctor vs. being a healer, alternative medicine,
disease and death, mental illness, professionalism, masturbation.
MESSAGE - Don't be afraid to be yourself, however strange you might seem to
others. Message for doctors: treat the patient as well as the disease.