Doc Hollywood

by Alan Rapp on August 3, 2016

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Doc Hollywood
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Doc Hollywood1991’s Doc Hollywood is one of Michael J. Fox‘s better feature films that doesn’t involve a time-traveling DeLorean. On his way to Los Angeles to begin a promising career as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Stone (Fox) runs into trouble in a small southern town where he’s sentenced by the local judge (Roberts Blossom) to hours of community service at the town’s hospital. Initially resistant to the situation, Stone eventually becomes enamored with the town’s charms – particularly those of the ambulance driver Lou (Julie Warner).

Doc Hollywood is a simple big city vs. small town story that Cars accomplishes with far more flair, but the supporting cast is strong (David Ogden Stiers, Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda), and Fox and Warner are good together on-screen providing the chemistry needed to make the story work.

The film has been re-released on DVD (but still not yet on Blu-ray) with the same bare-bones packaging that doesn’t include any extras.

[Warner Home Video, $5.99]

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