I had the pleasure of catching numerous films at the Philadelphia Film Festival last October, but perhaps none creeped me out as much as Lance Daly's The Good Doctor. The feature's star, Orlando Bloom, gives a knockout performance as Dr Martin Blake, a young physician unable to garner the proper respect he feels he deserves at work. But when a pretty 18 year old patient named Diane (played by Keough) is placed into his care, the two form a strange connection. Dr Blake quickly helps Diane recover but when she's finally released from the hospital, we learn of Dr Blake's obsession and willingness to do anything to keep her around.
The Good Doctor is both a riveting and compelling piece of work. And although the natural sequence of events develops rather slowly for a 91 minute movie, The Good Doctor's twisted psychological story of obsession will crawl under your skin. Backed by a strong cast and a captivating plot, there's plenty to enjoy here for a mere hour and a half investment.
The Good Doctor is available in select cities and on Video On Demand. While there's no need to rush out to see the film, it's definitely the type of movie that you can catch when you have some down time. Chance are, you'll be shockingly surprised.