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Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) is an ambitious but anxious young doctor, eager to impress his superiors and colleagues. But things are not going Martin's way and he can't seem to shake off his insecurities. When 18-year-old patient Diane (Riley Keough) is admitted for a kidney infection, Martin steps in, getting the much-needed boost of self-esteem he craves. However, the situation takes a dark turn as his enthusiasm transforms into an obsession.
Dr. Martin Blake is a first year resident who lacks confidence and is always looking for some kind of assurance from his boss. He sticks to himself for the most part and seems to have a hard time making friends amongst the staff. When Diane, an 18 year old girl is admitted to the hospital for a urinary infection Dr. Blake begins to take an unhealthy liking to the girl.
It doesn't take long before Diane is able to go home but her dad invites the doctor over for dinner as a thank you for taking care of their daughter or that is what Blake is lead to believe. They also hope that he and their older daughter can get together but the doctor has his eyes set on Diane. When he gets a phone call from the older sister about a basket they forgot to give him he looks at it as another opportunity but when he finds out Diane isn't home he asks to use the bathroom and messes with her medication which lands her back in the hospital.
Being a doctor allows Blake to have access to things he needs in order to keep Diane right where he wants her. To go on about what transpires would only ruin the ending for those waiting to see the film so I'm going to stop here.
Orlando Bloom gives a creepy yet sober performance as the crazy doctor, the man is definitely disturbed and Bloom does a great job playing the character. Michael Pena is also very good as an orderly who obviously has drug problems as well as a tendency to make-out with the patients, it's not a huge role but he plays an important secondary character. And last but not least, Riley Keough gives a solid performance as Diane, the young patient who gets caught up in the doctor's twisted fantasy.
"The Good Doctor" is a slow moving film that replies more on story and it's characters than anything else but it does manage to generate a decent amount of suspense especially towards the film's climax. Story-wise the film is a bit disturbing as far as morals and ethics go, it certainly makes you think.
Over-all the film could of better but it is still an entertaining film with some outstanding performances, a thought-provoking, suspenseful drama that leaves it's mark. The abrupt ending might leave some wondering what happened but I thought it was perfect and fit the over-all story perfectly
Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both come with Special Features that include:
AXS TV: A Look at The Good Doctor
Released by Magnolia Home Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****