The St. Alberts Teaching Hospital, considered the worst in the public health system and administrated by the corrupt Dr. Cyrill Kipp, receives a new group of interns the clumsy Mike Bonnert, whose parents are prominent doctors and forced him to study in medical school the wolf Dale Dodd, who has come to the hospital to meet women and falls in love for the nurse Cynthia Skyes Marlon Thomas, who like to play pranks with his mates Mira Towers, who aims to be a great surgeon Christine Lee, a very efficient student and promising doctor and Mitzi Cole, who works as stripper to pay for her medical school and becomes Mikes girlfriend. Leaded by Sarah Calder, the group spends the year learning how to become medical doctors in an environment of lots of confusion.
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I had the "privilege" of screening this movie. The reaction from theaudience should have told the producers everything they needed to know.The gags in the movie didn't even warrant a good-natured groan. Weweren't allowed to leave before the end of the movie and had to fillout a mandatory questionnaire at the end. I recommended that the movienever be released it was so horribly unfunny and plot less. Oh well...The jokes were so obvious, the audience could see the set up comingfrom a mile away, and there wasn't even a giggle when the gag wasdelivered. The entire movie was a series of non- plot, non-essentialscenes that didn't even string together to create any kind of statementor point. I love senseless comedy, but I couldn't managed to even likethis movie.
It is a big insult to Scrubs to even say that there are similarities.Scrubs has quality writing and quality acting, which are both SOlacking in this movie. It's as if Dave Thomas opened a medical book andtried to piece together a comedy from it. Does that even sound funny?NO! As a doctor, the medical inaccuracies were mind numbing to me. Doyou want your surgeon to NOT wear a mask while operating? Yeah, let'sget a little spit on that heart to shine it up. Heck, do you think iteven feasible for a NON-surgical intern to magically do brain surgery?Something that takes at least 7 years for a neurosurgeon to master? Andno, it is NOT an EKG in the operating room, it's a freakin' HEARTMONITOR! Do a little homework and be creative with how you presentthose urban legends! Really, I can forgive medical errors fromnon-medical writers, but aside from that, this was just a stupid movie.I'd rather watch Dude Where's My Car again!
This review is from: White Coats (DVD) Saw this movie on tv and only caught the end of it so i bought it to see the rest. I think it is a very funny movie. A bit like scrubs but that wasn't a problem for me.
This movie was just plain awful. Watched it with my girlfriend, and weboth agreed that this movie had no real storyline, it was pointless andquite dull.In few words, this is the Series Scrubs, put together with drama scenesloaned from ER, mixed together with horrible outcome.Don't pay money to see this movie. Don't waste bandwidth downloadingit.If a friend asks you to watch it with him or her, point out the fact,that you'd have to be numb from your neck up, to get anything out ofthis "movie".
I'm getting sick of hearing these spoiled American "manifest destiny"bunch of selfish, egotistical whiners cut down a Canadian masterpiece.If you don't like it, that's fine. Don't be a jerk and cut it downbecause you think 'Canada sucks' or something. Believe it or not, it'snot all igloos and eskimos up here. Canadians are very similar toAmericans, minus the ignorant supremacist attitude!! Canada is yourarrogant country's biggest and best ally in the world so what is thepoint in trash-talking something that so closely reflects your ownculture?This movie is good enough to run with the big dogs that come out ofHollywood. It's even better than a lot of the "comedic" garbage thatyou offer (read: The Master Of Disguise, Freddy Got Fingered, NotAnother Teen Movie, etc). If someone would have told you that this filmwas made south of the Canadian border, the fact that you didn't like itwouldn't be all that important anymore, would it? Kinda stupid, don'tyou think?One last thing to ponder --> Canada's bigger and we're on top. If wewere in prison, you would be our BITCH.
The St. Albert's Teaching Hospital, considered the worst in the publichealth system and administrated by the corrupt Dr. Cyrill Kipp (DanAykroyd), receives a new group of interns: the clumsy Mike Bonnert(Peter Oldring), whose parents are prominent doctors and forced him tostudy in medical school; the wolf Dale Dodd (Pat Kelly), who has cometo the hospital to meet women and falls in love for the nurse CynthiaSkyes (Lynda Boyd); Marlon Thomas (Viv Leacock), who like to playpranks with his mates; Mira Towers (Ingrid Kavelaars), who aims to be agreat surgeon; Christine Lee (Jane McLean), a very efficient studentand promising doctor; and Mitzi Cole (Christine Chatelain), who worksas stripper to pay for her medical school and becomes Mike'sgirlfriend. Leaded by Sarah Calder (Carly Pope), the group spends theyear learning how to become medical doctors in an environment of lotsof confusion.I loved the unknown and underrated "Intern Academy". The silly story shilarious, with many politically incorrect gags and jokes about urbanlegends in a public hospitals, like for example, the corruptadministrator that sells the equipment to raise money; or the studentwith sperm in her mouth; or the colostomy bag exploding in the face ofan intern; or the arrogant doctor; or the lack of respect with thecorpse of a John Doe; or the man that arrives with a doll in hisrectum; or the promiscuous woman with herpes and other sexual diseaseskissing the guy she has just met in the waiting room. There are manyother jokes, but one of my favorites is the stupid Ukrainian charwomanthat unplugs the life support system of patients to plug the floorpolisher. Another one that I laughed a lot is when the clumsy MikeBonnert goes to the waiting room where three families are waiting newsabout their beloved relative and Mike commits a series of mistakes. Theteam of actresses is extremely beautiful and sexy and the actors arevery funny. I did not feel the 98 minutes running time; actually Iexpected to have more. I really recommend this movie for days where theviewer is down or upset to relax. My vote is eight.Title (Brazil): "Os EstagiÃ¡rios" ("The Interns")
I was looking for something simple and funny, and "Intern Academy" ismost definitely it! It centers around the internship of six younginterns working in the worst run hospital in the country, "where thedregs of med school are sent when every other hospital turns themdown". While it may be cheesy, it is pulled off in such a way that itis simply funny and a thoroughly enjoyable movie.Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring play the two prominent interns in the film,though no one intern is truly the "main character". Dan Aykroyd makesan appearance as the negligent and nonchalant hospital director. Someof the other cast members are well known, though certainly notblockbuster names. All in all, the group has good chemistry.In terms of plot and design, "Intern Academy" is highly similar toNBC's "Scrubs". Oldring and Zack Braff's characters are both quirky,geeky type doctors who are definitely lacking in suave. Both narratetheir shows in a satirical voice-over, making for a hilarious view onlife in a hospital. This is especially true in the case of "InternAcademy", where characters are in constant mishaps amid the womanizingdirector, cynical supervisor, terribly run surroundings, and a heap oftypical "young-person" life problems.If you're looking for the next "E.R." or a serious attempt at theportrayal of intern life, this is not the movie for you. But if it'ssatirical, witty, and in some cases crass humor that gets you, thehilarious blunders of these six interns will have you laughing in notime.
I saw this movie for one reason, and one reason alone. There is anabandoned hospital in my city, which has been explored by myself and myfriends VERY thoroughly. We found out Intern Academy was being filmedin my city, and that the abandoned hospital briefly became St AlbertsHospital.The movie itself did not have any appeal to me going into the theater,I was specifically there because I thought it'd be neat to figure outwhat was filmed where in the hospital. I actually ended up enjoying themovie quite a bit, and it was exciting to see the run-down hallways andtreatment rooms transformed into a real (looking) hospital again! Ialso came upon several props from the movie, including the room tagthat says Cyril Kipp room 1234 (the placard beside his office door),along with working scripts from the movie.This isn't a review or anything, I just thought it was neat to see howthey transformed an abandoned building into a hospital.
I watched with a friend who commented that this move "blows chunks". Itwas a waste of time and talent of all those involved. I'm not sure ifDave Thomas was simply mislead or nobody had the guts to tell him thiswas a bad idea. While I have enjoyed Dan Aykroyd in other movies andwould be inclined to suggest he stick to wine, in my opinion, those areterrible too - both the red and the white. This should never have madeit past the "pitch" stage, let alone the cutting room floor ... thejoke was really on me for wasting my money on this movie. Shame on youDave Thomas for "phoning in" this script and for Dan Aykroyd and theother actors for not having the cajones to stop it before it became anembarrassment.
Alas, how mistaken I was to think this movie would be funny, or evenremotely interesting.The only strong feeling was towards the main douchebag, Bonnert. Hefilled me with a rage I haven't felt since Cabin Boy. The only reliefwas banging my head against the walls.Perhaps is this movie could decide if it wanted to be a comedy ordrama, rather than garbage, it could have worked. Their were too fewlaughs for a comedy, and not enough caring about the characters for adrama.My favourite part of the movie was the end.
I rented this movie because I love the TV show Scrubs; more humor in medicine, right! Wrong.First of all, they must have done about 2 seconds of research for this movie because the inaccuracies are amazing. Everyone in the hospital is a surgeon yet they are apparently out of surgical masks. And Dave, interns ARE real live MDs not students. Which none of this would have bothered me as much if the movie had been funny.The acting is atrocious. Dave Foley looks bored out of his skull the entire movie, Thomas seems to be doing a bad impersanation of Dr. Kelso from Scrubs, and the supporting actors need to return to work at the Waffle House effective immediately. The main "cool guy" in the film is a complete dork, the black guy is a total stereotype, and the girls all seem like they'd be happier gold-digging or tanning somewhere. Their interactions with each other are mind numbing.Jokes? Jokes you ask? A few stale ones here and there, but for the most part the actors just sit around and complain to each other. Very, very boring.The previous two reviewers were probably hired by whatever company distributed this direct to DVD garbage. I notice them pushing the SCTV connection, but Akroyd and Thomas are a very minor part of this movie and I don't think I laughed out loud once, except when the dorky kid was in the stripper's room. Not worth watching for one minor chuckle.
If this film were released in 1986, there would be those calling it a cult, 80's B-movie classic, with everyone trying to find a copy of the out of print VHS, or clamoring for it's DVD release. It's an out and out throwback to the SCTV/Hamburger: The Motion Picture/Revenge of the Nerds days of 80's comedy, and taken on that level, it works really well. It has your typical laugh out loud scenes, along with those that make you cringe and the "what the heck were they thinking" bits. The acting is spot on, considering the absurdity of the scenarios these medical interns get themselves into. Also, the cast spits out dialogue at a very swift pace, making it a watchable film throughout. Sure, lots of the jokes are duds, and they unnecessarily overplay some of the gore found in the medical field, but your side splitting laughs are a plenty and enough to leave you feeling entertained in the end.Definitely one to check out, if you miss all those crazy, sophomoric comedies of the 80's.
This was a very poorly done movie; the comedy was forced, the scriptwas clichÃ© and the characters were wooden. Surprisingly, some of theworst performances were done by the best known actors (Dan Aykroyd,Dave Thomas, Dave Foley). It was almost literally painful to sitthrough the whole movie while my intelligence was consistently floggedand insulted.The only redeeming factor of this movie is that anyone who is a fan oflocal Edmonton live theatre will have fun picking out some veryfamiliar faces. Neil Grahn, Ron Pederson, David Belke (without histrademark beard), Julien Arnold, Coralie Cairns, Davina Stewart andmany other well known Edmonton actors & actresses have bit parts orcameo appearances in this movie.
This review is from: White Coats (DVD) I saw that this film had Dan Aykroyd, Maury Chaykin & Saul Rubinek in it, and I thought- "how can it lose?"Man, let me count the ways. True, those three do well in their parts, but those parts are very small (That's what she said!....drum riff) but otherwise it's just pretty bad, enlivened with a few grins and fun moments. In fact, my joke there is about the level of the humor.Mind you, if you're a fan of this cast or this type of comedy, and you can get a copy here on Amazon for cheap (I see some for 1 cent) - try it. If you aren't expecting much, you'll be OK.
OK, so "Intern Academy" is a lame title, but here in the US, "WhiteCoats" was a great comedic venture into Canadian independentfilm-making. There are a lot of actors here (mostly young) whom you'venever seen, and they make up most of the screen time. You also haven'treally seen Dave Thomas (the actor/director in this film who makes fora stern doctor/teacher-type character) for awhile since back on TV's"Grace Under Fire." Dave Foley has wonderful acting in this film, butyou'll notice how dark and unfunny his character is throughout thefilm.The jokes in the film work about 70% of the time (some are just cornyor gross-out humor that doesn't really work). Halfway through the film,the direction turns this film into one of the newer National Lampoon'sadventures, complete with a stripper scene, a horny staff of interns,and a crazy office party for Christmas or something. There was aparticularly ridiculous scene which was a 3 Stooges classic food-fightexcept replace food with human organs. There were also horrible propslike the giant penis (basically a dildo) which was supposed to be oneof the interns' actual penis...a little too lowbrow, fake, and grossfor me. I thought Dr. Keller was awesome (played by the Jim Carey-ishMatt Frewer, who I've seen before).I thought the coolest thing about the film was the way it switched froma comedy to a drama in parts. It kept the action original and didn'tstretch out the comedic bits. I thought it was funny that the DVDsubtitles switch from English to Spanish about 54 minutes into the filmas well (although I'm sure that wasn't intentional). I also thoughtthat it received a weak R-rating, although there was significant talkof sex and all that between interns.I gave it a 7/10 stars. Go check it out if you don't mind new actorsand different comedic direction.
I picked up this movie solely because it was a comedy about doctors andthe process interns go through.Honestly, I laughed a lot, but it's not brilliant comedy or anything.It's simple laughs that have a ring of truth. There are a lot ofclichÃ©s in the movie that have been exaggerated.It's not brilliant, but there are some good laughs throughout themovie. There is a definite amount of predictability about the movie,but the situation, and the way it is portrayed somewhat makes up forthat fact.I'm probably going to wind up buying this movie to bring to medicalschool with me. It'll be something to laugh at when I'm dying withexams. :) In summary: It's a decent movie. Nothing brilliant, but greatfor laughs, and it rings true for those who are interested in themedical field.
First of all, let me say that I was one of the few people in thetheater the weekend this came out and that surprised me because,although this is not the best movie ever made, it was far from theworst. Without a Paddle is a good example of what I'm talking about.Intern Academy was WAY funnier that that movie and WAY more people wentto see that piece of crap. So how come so few people came out to seeIntern Academy? I guess it's the usual Canadian thing where a CanadianDistributor thinks if they put fifty bucks into promoting something,they've given it their best shot. Well too bad for Intern Academybecause it deserved better. Starting with the title which put it in aleague with Police Academy which has now produced 6 or 7 movies and, asalways is the case, the farther down the sequel line they go, the worsethe movies become. So giving it that title was definitely a bad idea. Iread an interview where Dave Thomas said he didn't like that title andit was forced on him by the distributor. Figures. Also where were theTV commercials? I didn't see a single one. And the ad in the paper waspathetic. I almost didn't go when I saw that tiny little ad because itmade me think that they were ashamed of it. All in all, the cast wasgood and although there were some gratuitous sex jokes and gory parts,the movie had a nice likable tone to it. The girls were cute and theguys were okay (I'm not gay). And the older doctors played by Thomas,Dan Aykroyd, Dave Foley and Maury Chakin were pretty good. I had a lotof laughs which is more than I can say for a lot of American moviesthat I have seen in the past few years. I would say go check it out,but the movie is gone from the theaters already. Too bad. It deserved abetter shot.
this is actually a pretty good movie.it does not rely on slapstick bitmore on situational comedy.there are quite a few chucklesthroughout,peppers with some hysterical moments.the movie flowed alongnicely.the story is concerned with a group of interns and theirexploits at the worst hospital in the country.the interns themselvesare mostly dysfunctional as are the doctors, nurses and other staff.thehospital administrator is a bit odd,to say the least.it is very easy tolike these characters,because they each have personalities(with theirown quirks) that stand out.the acting is also good.you could do muchworse with 2 hours of your life than this.i'd recommend it for aentertaining 2 hour diversion at the very least. 6.5/10
I've worked in a hospital for the past 28 years and I enjoy a good medical show. I loved the TV show Scrubs and ER, too. There were a few funny moments in this (such as when they did the saliva swabs and looked at them under the microscope). Otherwise, this flick was not worth watching.
When I first heard about "Intern Academy" (a.k.a. "Whitecoats), I admitI was intrigued. The Canadian government finally funding a movie thathas no pretentious and boring art, and instead is geared to a wideaudience? Written and directed by funnyman Dave Thomas? I decided tocheck it out... though when I got the chance to see it for free, sinceI have been burned by too many bad Canadian films.After seeing it, I'm glad I didn't pay any money to see it.The problems with it are simple. First, there are the movie'sproduction values. Now, I will admit that in recent years, theproduction values of Canadian films have improved greatly. But there isstill a lot to be desired in a number of them, including those in thismovie. While the movie doesn't look dirt cheap, it has the look of atelevision drama instead of a feature film.The second (and main) reason why the movie doesn't work is simple: ITISN'T FUNNY. Dave Thomas used to be funny - what happened when he wroteand directed this movie? The theory I have come up with is the setting:A hospital is a place full of pain, suffering, and death. It's stillpossible to find humor in this setting, but it needs a steady and surehand. Thomas doesn't seem to have the ability to find funny (black)comedy in this setting. When interns throw human organs at each other,or vomit on corpses, it isn't funny, it's just gross.P.S. - I would like to comment on the inept marketing campaign TVAFilms put forth when they put this movie in Canadian theaters. Not onlydid they release it in about half the theaters an American releaseusually gets, but the promotion was lousy - I never saw a TV commercialfor this movie, despite all the hours of TV I watch. And in thenewspaper ads, they did not promote the name stars the movie had(Thomas, Dan Aykroyd, Matt Frewer, Saul Rubinek, and Dave Foley),instead promoting the no-name members of the cast! The problem with theCanadian film industry is not just that the government funds very fewmovies that might attract an audience, but when one does get made, thegovernment does nothing to push distributors to properly market andrelease the movies.