An Airplane-style spoof of hospital soap operas a brilliant young trainee cant stand the sight of blood a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet theres a mafioso on the loose disguised as a woman - in other words all the usual ingredients present and correct, though in this case the laughs are intentional.
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For years I've waited for this movie to come out on DVD. I remember seeing it as a kid and thinking it was the funniest movie ever. So when I finally picked it up at my local retailer and went home and watched it, I was less than enthusiastic. The reality didn't quite hold up to the memory.What I thought was going to be a fun parody of daytime hospital dramas (e.g. General Hospital, The Doctors, etc), was just another boring comedy (if even). Sure, there are a few cameos by former and some current GH stars, but the similarities end there. Aside from that, it just wasn't funny. Nothing really made me laugh out loud. I was expecting some good Airplane style parodies but it fell flat by comparison. Definetely not worth the money. I waited for years for this and was left with the perverbial "what was I thinking???"
In the tradition of other spoof movies, "Young Doctors in Love", askewering of medical soap operas such as 'General Hospital', is thekind of thing that does require some attention to be paid, as there's afair amount of detail to its presentation. It's handled by a group ofTV veterans - Garry Marshall made his theatrical directing debut here,and the writers are Michael Elias and Rich Eustis, who also pack themovie with cameos by actual soap opera actors (you get to see a veryyoung Demi Moore, who at the time was on GH). The main story line is ofan arrogant, insufferable prick, Simon August (Michael McKean) whowants to be a top surgeon but who is scarred by a childhood prank, andthe fellow doctor he loves, Stephanie Brody (Sean Young, looking justbeautiful) and attempts to save after realizing she needs specialsurgery. Some gags are good, such as the pitiful fate of terminallyunlucky hit man Malamud (Michael Richards, long before 'Seinfeld'),although it's some of the throwaway gags and lines that are thefunniest. References to pop culture of the time are there, such as aline involving "E.T.". There's also the standard device of the popularman-in-drag idea as gangster Hector Elizondo (who as we all know becameMarshall's good luck charm in all of his movies) disguises as a womanin order to smuggle his sickly dad (Titos Vandis), who's been targetedby other mob families, into the hospital. There aren't many performershere who did little else of note, and people will have a high old timenoting all of the familiar faces. Ted McGinley, Taylor Negron, and RickOverton are among the group of doctors, Dabney Coleman is the stressedout guy in charge, Patrick Macnee is utterly wasted in a next tonothing part, Crystal Bernard is an underage prostitute, Harry DeanStanton is the expert in tasting bodily fluids, and Pamela Reed thedorky nurse who blossoms when she thinks Negron's doctor is interestedin her (really, he just wants the key to the drug cabinet). It's a bitof a revelation that this first effort from Marshall is so unabashedlyR rated with its sexual jokes and liberal use of profanity. It's notalways terribly successful, but it does generate a pretty respectableamount of genuine laughs. What's amusing is the device it employs atthe end, which we see sometimes in film, when the fates of thecharacters after the events of the movie are revealed, and the actorsalso get a roll call as well, which is nice. While "Young Doctors inLove" doesn't set off any real comedy fireworks, it's still not bad atall, and does present a respectable effort to go for a certainzaniness, even if it's not on the level of a "Blazing Saddles", "YoungFrankenstein", or "Naked Gun". Generally likable. Seven out of 10.
The title "Young Doctors In Love" is perhaps the most mis-leading titleeverto be placed on a movie. It sounds like a passionate love story and notlikea hilarious "spoof" movie that it is. This spoof movie is right up therewith the "Airplane" and "Naked Gun" movies, and far better than the spoofmovies of the 90's such as "Wrongfully Accused", "The Silence Of TheHams","Hot Shots", and "Mafia". Rather than poking fun at other movies, "YoungDoctors In Love" has an original idea for a spoof movie....A Total SatireOnHospitals!!!! It may sound crude or it may sound boring, but it's nothingless than hysterical and once you view it you'll find out for yourself. Iloved Michael Richards' performance as a hit man who tries to assassinateamafia godfather who is a hospital patient but has trouble finishing thejobdue to his mis-identity. Hector Elizondo is great as the godfather's sonwhodresses up as a woman to disguise himself from the other gangsters! Thereare great one-liners! Dabney Coleman was marvelous as an insane surgeon!Every doctor, along with the patients, have something comical about themthat makes all of the jokes that are pulled in this film work 100%! If youlove silly movies, then this one is a treasure! Stay tuned during andafterthe credits! Great fun from beginning to end!
This review is from: Young Doctors In Love (DVD) Waited a long time for this movie. It is just so FUNNY!!! It makes perfect parody of just about every Daytime/Nitetime Soap Opera currently on modern TV. Plus with the cameos of a few well-known soap stars it just provides that idea that some of those serious soap opera stars can actually be FUNNY!!! In addition, it introduces some unknown stars that went on to become regular TV actors with their own show (Like Richard Dean Anderson as the drug dealer, he started in a Soap Opera then went onto bigger shows like MacGyver and Star Gate SG-1.)
Everyone from Demi Moore to Kramer !!! Just the line about the PhiladelphiaPhilharmonic gives it a 10 in my book.Love'd It!! Please give us the DVD Wide Screen Version!An Awesome Satire in the vision of "Airplane" and GeneralHospital.If you're a Godfather fan, you have to love the Mafia references.It's got Fall on the Floor and pass out laughing lines foreveryone!!We can't wait till it comes outin a Widescreen DVD Format.A Must See Movie.
This review is from: Young Doctors In Love (DVD) This DVD looks brand new, the case is in mint condition. What a fabulous price for a used DVD.
My favorite part was the "Blind Officer"... "Did we get 'em ? ... "We got 'em ?" The midget trying to hang up the phone was also worthwhile.
This movie is not rocket science but it is FUNNY. I, like other reviewers, found it to be in the vein of "Airplane!", only in this film much of the humor is more subtle. Ironic for a slapstick movie, but it is there and it is funny. (Perhaps some of the more sardonic reviewers missed those jewels as they flew by overhead). There is a joke going around the internet recently (having to do with tasting urine), and I was surprised to see that the joke is a direct rip-off from this 1982 movie. I was laughing out loud at the romantic scene where the cross-dressed mobster refers to his f---- guitar (another reviewer wrote about this). Funny.
This is a movie as everyone has suggested is out of the "Airplane" mode of humor. It has a good cast that pull off their respective roles quite well. Dabney Coleman is perfect as the arrogant staff chief, a typecast part for him, but hey-he plays it so well. The real standout here though has got to be Hector Elizondo as a mafia guy who is forced to dress up as a woman to keep his identity a secret steals the movie. He is absolutely hilarious using the steroetype Italian saying "f***" all the time. I am Italian and this did not bother me at all. Everyone will also know who the inept hitman of a rival mafia family is, in a very early in his career role. Do not watch this movie expecting "brain surgery" to use a pun, but if you like goofy comedy in the vein of movies which have already been alluded to, then you will like this one. As stated, watch it once if for nothing else, the mafia part of it.
This review is from: Young Doctors In Love (DVD) Let's get one thing straight at the start, " I do not hate the movie" . What I find quite disconcerting is that here in Australia and the Pacific region NTSC is not offered we get PAL as in Europe. You should be aware of the different regions prior to sending wrongly formatted DVD to clients. I hope this gets to the people who need to be advised accordingly.You may rest assured I shall be purchasing other items from time to time.............regards James Chryssochoides
I haven't seen this movie in 20 years or so, but I still remember it as being one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. I laughed until I cried. It's silly, but wonderful. In the same vein with Soap Dish and Airplane -- over-the-top, but fabulous!
This review is from: Young Doctors In Love (DVD) I first saw this movie in a theater years ago and loved it. Having seen it on dvd recently, I noticed more name actors in the movie than I had at first. If you liked the movie "Airplane" from years ago, then you'll like this movie. Both movies have many site gags and one-liners. A warning to some people, there is a fair amount of profanity in the movie, mostly by one character. This is very funny and raunchy movie.
Young Doctors in Love reminds me of the early 80s comedies Meatballs,Johnny Dangerously, and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. Spoof comedies that,despite the abundance of gags and running gags, just can't quite seemto match the comedic brilliance of something like Airplane. Although,Young Doctors in Love certainly fares better than some of the others,it too, offers humor that may wear thin after several viewings(Airplane, on the other hand seems to remain of timeless quality).The film follows a handful of med school interns, although the movieitself really focuses on 1) the relationship between the emotionallyvoid Dr. Simon August (Michael McKean) and the melodramatic, andsoon-to-ailing love interest, Dr. Stephanie Brody (Sean Young); 2) thebizarre budding relationship between Dr. Phil Burns (played by thehilarious 80s bit-part regular, Taylor Negron) and the somewhatheld-back but probably secretly kinky Nurse Norine Sprockett (PamelaReed); and 3) my particular favorite, the interaction between Dr.Charles Litto and Angelo Bonafetti (played famously by Hector Elizandowho's best was the deadpan delivery of "I used to play guitar and thenI broke it over my brothers head and then I went to work"), a mobsterwho disguises himself as a woman to get his father in the hospital whois meanwhile always unsuccessfully threatened to be bumped off by hismafia rival, Malamud Callahan (played by a young Michael Richards).There is a lot of course going on in the film, and it even uses the oldPA background gags like we heard in Airplane and Meatballs. And it doeshave it's funny moments. But, as a mild spoof comedy of medical soapoperas using humor that is somewhat outdated (on the order of like olddirty-joke joke books), it may best be reserved for the spoof cultcrowd who can appreciate it best. If nothing else, tune it in to seebig names in the old days (like Dabney Coleman, Harry Dean Stanton,Billie Bird, and more).
There are some yucks in this burlesque of TV's General Hospital, but you've got to concentrate. What is interesting is the cast and what has become of them since, and what they were before, especially in TV land.Michael McKean, who plays the lead, has had a fine career, but I remember him best as Lenny Kosnowski on TV's "Laverne and Shirley"; Michael Richards who plays a bumbling mafia hit man became Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld; Patrick Macnee was John Steed of "The Avengers" from the sixties; and although I'm sure you recognized Dabney Coleman, do you remember him from "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"?Director Garry Marshall directed both "Laverne and Shirley" and "Mork and Mindy," which explains why "Young Doctors in Love" plays a little like a scattered sit-com. Nostalgic in a cameo was Jacklyn Zeman, who, last I heard, is still "Bobby" on General Hospital; and eye-popping in another cameo was Demi Moore, looking, I swear, a little like Monica Lewinski with muscles. (Moore was at the time also a regular on General Hospital.)This was the year (1982) in which the beautiful Sean Young, who plays the female lead here, was also presented in the classic sci fi "Blade Runner." Who can ever forget those close-ups as Harrison Ford examined her eyes to see if she was a replicant?The prize for best acting, however, goes to little known Pamela Reed as frigid mousy Nurse Norine Sprockett, who is sexually awakened by being romanced for her key to the drug cabinet, a surprising bit of reality amid the general mayhem.
Comedy fans, take heed! 'Young Doctors in Love' is fantastic! A comicfarce that pumps laugh gas, rather than oxygen! Director Garry Marshallhasgot it, that when you think this film is steering toward drama-it slapsyouacross the face! And says: "NO, this isn't serious! Now bend over foryour exam!!!" Loaded with AWESOME performances and great cameos (Blinkandyou will miss 'General Hospital' star Demi Moore). Hector Elizondo as thecross dressing con man is GENIUS! Pamela Reed and the always ballisticTaylor Negron have great chemistry! 'Kramer' fans will enjoy MichaelRichards' bumbling bad guy, Dabney Coleman, well is just Dabney Coleman!,etc. Though my only vice with this film were the two main leads-SeanYoungand Michael McKean. Are they sickening? Or is that just what they play?"You'll laugh till it hurts!" "It's just what the doctor ordered." "Comeget your DOSE of comedy!" And so on and so on...
Hi, It was very funny!!!Being from a Dr.'s family it was just wonderful and extremely funny from beginning to end....
This is an awful movie. The first 2/3 of it are just frantic, cheesyhospital jokes, and near the end it becomes an awkward mix between trueromance/drama and slapstick comedy. Don't be fooled by the long list ofpopular TV actors and actresses here...I'm not even sure this movie made itto theatres, it's so bad, and theres a reason it's never on television.Notrecommended unless you are very easily amused, or just like watching badmovies.
Lovely comedy from 80s, that fits to any company and all ages. Nice and funny. If you like "Scrubs" and "Some like it hot" you'd probably like this one too.
...and someone finally put this little gem from the 80s on DVD. It actually has been out of print on tape for awhile, so it had been many moons since I saw this laffest. An all-star cast, talented director, great one-liners, sick and twisted jokes, and a wonderful "Airplane" style parady of soap operas. This is a sick movie at times, but always funny, suprisingly fresh for it's date (yes, it IS 20 years old, some jokes are dated) and well written (ala Mel Brooks style) and well directed. This is one funny movie!!!!!!
A friend of mine knew I loved the movies "Repossessed" and "Silence ofthe Hams" along with the Zucker and Brooks films and introduced me tothis one. Just as funny as those, this movie struck me with having justas many of the stars of the day as well as several up and coming futurestars such as Ted McGinley, Richard Dean Anderson, Crystal Bernard,Rick Overton, Saul Rubinek and Michael Richards as a very Krameresquehit-man trying to bump off a underworld figure in the hospital. Themain plot isn't as good as the sub-plots, but there's also some lightnudity in order to really get your attention. Some of the jokes werelater stolen to use in other parodies, but I was surprised to see an"E.T." reference since I was sure this movie predated that one. I don'tknow if this was shown theatrically, but I do consider myself luckyenough to find it on tape.