History Film / PatchAdams

12th Mar '17 1:40:06 PM Mdumas43073
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''Patch Adams'' (1998) is a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory movie starring Creator/RobinWilliams as Hunter "Patch" Adams, a medical student who wants to treat people, not just diseases. To do this, he bucks authority, dresses up as a clown, and acts silly and (on occasion) unprofessionally. Also features Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman in a smaller role as Patch's roommate.

The movie centres largely around Adam's clashing with the old guard of medicine over how to treat patients, specifically their cold and detached bedside manner. Patch argues they need to be more involved with the person and not treat them as another statistic, whilst his superiors point out that getting emotionally involved helps neither doctor nor patient.

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''Patch Adams'' (1998) is a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory movie film directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Creator/RobinWilliams as Hunter "Patch" Adams, a medical student who wants to treat people, not just diseases. To do this, he bucks authority, dresses up as a clown, and acts silly and (on occasion) unprofessionally. Also features Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman in a smaller role as Patch's roommate.

The movie centres largely around Adam's Adams's clashing with the old guard of medicine over how to treat patients, specifically their cold and detached bedside manner. Patch argues they need to be more involved with the person and not treat them as another statistic, whilst his superiors point out that getting emotionally involved helps neither doctor nor patient.
12th Mar '17 1:37:36 PM Mdumas43073
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31st Oct '16 12:40:52 AM bobg
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* DudeNotFunny: That stunt Patch pulls to the visiting gynecologists [[spoiler:where he places a pair of giant inflatable legs by the college's door so the entrance resembles a giant vagina]] come off as not funny, just SickAndWrong to them.

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* DudeNotFunny: That stunt Patch pulls to the visiting gynecologists [[spoiler:where he places a pair of giant inflatable legs by the college's door so the entrance resembles a giant vagina]] come comes off as not funny, just SickAndWrong to them.
31st Oct '16 12:40:10 AM bobg
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* DudeNotFunny: That stunt Patch pulls to the visiting gynecologists [[spoiler:where he places a pair of giant inflatable legs by the college's door so the entrance resembles a giant vagina]] come off as not funny, just SickAndWrong to them.
2nd Jul '16 11:00:06 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Patch Adams''''' (1998) is a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory movie starring Creator/RobinWilliams as Hunter "Patch" Adams, a medical student who wants to treat people, not just diseases. To do this, he bucks authority, dresses up as a clown, and acts silly and (on occasion) unprofessionally. Also features Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman in a smaller role as Patch's roommate.

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'''''Patch Adams''''' ''Patch Adams'' (1998) is a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory movie starring Creator/RobinWilliams as Hunter "Patch" Adams, a medical student who wants to treat people, not just diseases. To do this, he bucks authority, dresses up as a clown, and acts silly and (on occasion) unprofessionally. Also features Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman in a smaller role as Patch's roommate.
2nd Jul '16 10:59:53 AM Morgenthaler
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18th Feb '16 8:45:57 AM rjd1922
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* AgeLift: While the real Hunter Adams went to medical school at the usual age, in the film he doesn't start until much later in his life.
6th Feb '16 10:34:44 AM rjd1922
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Lots of changes were made. Most notably, the romantic love interest Carin was really a male best friend of Patch Adams [[spoiler:who died in an automobile accident, not by being murdered by a mentally ill patient as Carin was]].

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Lots of changes were made. Most notably, the romantic love interest Carin was really a male best friend of Patch Adams [[spoiler:who died in an automobile accident, not by being murdered by a mentally ill patient as Carin was]].was killed under similar circumstances]].
17th Sep '15 2:06:30 PM MagBas
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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: A particularly insulting example. [[spoiler: Carin's character is based off Patch's ''male'' best friend, but the film changed his gender so they could give Patch a love interest, and then had her killed (the man she was based on was ''not'' murdered by a patient) in a way that serves to pile angst onto Patch and make him question his decisions.]]

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: A particularly insulting example. [[spoiler: Carin's character is based off Carin was Patch's ''male'' best friend, but the film changed his gender so they could give Patch a love interest, and then had her is killed (the man she was based on was ''not'' murdered by a patient) in a way that serves to pile angst onto Patch and make him question his decisions.]]
17th Sep '15 1:23:28 PM Clanger00
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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: Carin's death serves to pile angst onto Patch.]]

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: A particularly insulting example. [[spoiler: Carin's death character is based off Patch's ''male'' best friend, but the film changed his gender so they could give Patch a love interest, and then had her killed (the man she was based on was ''not'' murdered by a patient) in a way that serves to pile angst onto Patch.Patch and make him question his decisions.]]
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