The Doctor A Film Analysis

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The Doctor – A Film Analysis

The movie the doctor tells the story of a very sarcastic doctor named Jack Mackee who finds out that he has throat cancer and tells the story of how his cancer turned his whole life around. This movie shows how important relationships are no matter if they are with a stranger or your spouse. Before Jack found out he had cancer he had a good life he was a surgeon and married with a son. Jack is very sarcastic and takes this sarcasm into his job as a surgeon. Some doctors might say that Jack is in a way insensitive. This is shown from the opening scene where Jack is in the surgery room performing a surgery on a man that fell from 5 stories. Jack performs the ...view middle of the document...

Another time this is shown is when Jack first finds out he has cancer he is helping fix his

sons bike and he tries to tell him about his cancer and his son says he has to go and cuts him off takes the bike and leaves. Jack and his family are very distant and almost to the point of ending. The point when Jack finds out he has throat cancer is when his whole life is turned around. Jack is very upset when he first finds out because for the first time in his life he is in the hospital as a patient not a doctor. At first Jack is very upset because he believes he deserves special treatment because he is a doctor. He is treated as a normal patient and has to fill out paper work and wait just like everyone else. Jack has to adapt to this and has a very hard time doing this. Jack is not only struggling with the fact that he has cancer but also the fact that he is in the same environment he always is but in a totally different way. You can see this in the movie in the scene where he is at his radiation doctor and he checks in at the front desk and they hand him paper work and he makes a scene and yells do you know who I am. This shows you how mad he is and how out of place he feels so he deals with it like that. The real point when Jack turns his life around is when he meets June. June is a cancer patient that he meets in radiation. The first time June sees him is his first time in the office and makes a big deal and June looks super disappointed in him. The next time he sees June is in the radiation office also and he talks to her and she helps him to realize that he was not acting in a good way by making a big deal in the radiation office. Jack and June end up becoming really good friends and June helps him to become more okay with his cancer. June...

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