Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Laughter is the best medicine

Been rather busy with things recently, don't really have much time to blog. But anyways i got to watch some nice DVDs, one of them Patch Adams.

Thank you Gay Shyang for the DVDs, will return the favour 1 day :D

Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death.

Based on a true story, to me Patch Adams is a truly remarkable film, a film with nice humour and meaningful to the heart. Made in 1998 and directed by Tom Shadyac, also starring Robin Williams ... Yes I know I am late to watch this movie, and also very late for a review but like Patch Adam in the movie says "I.D.G.A.R.A., I don't give a rat's ass."

The humours are good, really very funny. Especially at the begining when they having this session with the doctor and Patch makes fun of this guy, Beany (I think). Beany has this problem where one of his hand is always lifted and it doesnt come down, so Patch makes a remark and asks Beany "where is the way to heaven" and the whole room laughs, he continues to make more and one I particulary like is "Beany how to you say hello to hitler". Robin Williams was also very funny when he played with the bone (like those you see in Science Lab) and go kacau the girl.

Robin William is good at comedies, but what makes him outstanding is that he is also good with being serious, and can juggle them pretty well in a movie ... now that's good acting, although not the best.

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Yup, thats the REAL Patch Adams.Storyline was good since its based on a real story, some characters and events were made up to make it more dramatic. Basically kinda shows you the dark side of a Hospital, and what they teach to the students. But I guess it's really kinda true cause you hand over your life the doctors and some will think like they are GOD, that they have power over your life and you NEED him to survive. And even if you die they will say its not their fault, even if it really is.

By the way I heard about this DAMANSARA Hospital and Putrajaya Hospital are giving away BAD services, try not to go there even if you are 10 seconds away from dying and its like 2 steps in front of you ... Cause I heard it doesn't make any difference, whether you went in there or not. Its rumours I heard FROM people lar ... it's your life, you decide.

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The movie shows how important it is for a man to give, than to recieve. Patch Adams poses a treat to the society of its time, not really him, but his characteristic. People are selfish and mostly not trust worthy. But Patch is different, he shows passion and compasionate towards other people, he is trying to help people, not just cure them. This movie did a good job, and provides inspiration the viewers. I even heard some Medical school show this movie to students who are going to be future doctors. The scene where Robin Williams debated against a bunch of people from the medical director board was nice, the speach was touching, and it really kicked them in the balls.

Personal Favourite Quote: You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person I'll guarantee you'll win. No matter what the outcome

Overall I rate it A definately must watch, for aspiring film makers and Doctors, this is movie is simply meaningful, and a nice sense of humour.

Might do a review on The Green Mile soon, or maybe Shawshank Redemption after I watch it....

See ya!~

Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we're going to fight a disease, let's fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference -- Patch Adams