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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Robin Williams
Monica Potter
Daniel London
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Directors
Tom Shadyac
Screenwriters
Steve Oedekerk
Running Time
114 minutes

Patch Adams
Maverick trainee doctor pioneers laughter as the best medicine.


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Plot
Based on the true life story of a doctor who advocated laughter as the best medicine.


Verdict
True romantics and those with joy bubbling from every pore may well be carried along and if Shadyac's aim was to fashion a film kindred in essence to Adams' own outlook and work, then this feelgood extravaganza must come pretty close to hitting that mark.


Reviewed by Darren Bignell

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