*Terrific film lampooning today's medical/legal maze*
This film should be required viewing for all physicians, insurance execs and lawyers. The story is a dark comedy which looks at the twisted mess that is our modern healthcare system. James Spader is perfect as a cynical medical resident who learns the hard way about the realities of dealing with a patient's family, lawyers and the insurance games played by hospital administrators. As a family practice physician I can say that the plot of this film rings true on many levels. The stress of being a resident, the battle between family members, insurance companies and hospital administrators and the conflicting expectations of all involved. Highly recommended, but it can be a bit depressing at times for the very sensitive ones.
My Score 7/10.