The Good Doctor trailer surprises
I started watching the trailer for The Good Doctor starring Orlando Bloom and I have to admit I was starting to turn away immediately, I thought I was about to start watching an episode of the formulaic and contrived Grey's Anatomy. However it's not long before a little thread of something appears and it starts to grow until come the closing stages of the trailer you're hooked.
Co-starring with Bloom in the Lance Daly directed film, written by John Enbom are Riley Keough, Michael Peña, Taraji P. Henson and J.K. Simmons. The film is hitting America in August but there are no planned dates for a release further afield.
Well that's not quite true, The Good Doctor has already been seen in Japan and will also be released in Hong Kong in July, but other than that it doesn't look like it's going to get a huge audience before it heads to on demand, which after watching the trailer I'm rather surprised by.
The film sees Doctor Martin Blake, a good doctor, who meets a young patient called Diane who is suffering from a kidney infection. The way she treats him gives him a huge boost of self respect and makes him feel good about himself for the first time in a long time. He's drawn to her and when her health improves and she leaves the hospital he returns to his normal life and his everyday feelings. That's when he starts tampering with her treatment in order to get her back to the hospital and get back those feelings.
Orlando Bloom plays the doctor, if you'll pardon the pun, and Riley Keough the patient, and the trailer looks rather good. Give it a minute to set the starting tone and the character of the doctor and then see where it takes you.