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Patch Adams (1998) - Movie Details

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Comedy Drama
115 min.

Hunter "Patch" Adams wanted to be a doctor; he wanted to help people. He learned of his gift in a mental hospital, where he had admitted himself. He realized that the conventional way of treating those injured, both physically and mentally, was not always the best approach; humor was. Just to laugh, to relieve and forget about the pain for just a few minutes, strengthened the patients.

And so he became a student and the... Full synopsis »

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Going into Patch Adams, I didn't know what to think. I had heard it was extremely funny, but it was supposed to be a drama based on true story. A true, dramatic story that's hilarious? Earlier this year, we got the comical drama The Truman Show, but it definitely wasn't based on real life events... How could a drama be a comedy at the same time, while maintaining the emotional effect dramas of this nature are supposed to have? Full movie review »
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