Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really fighting over their father's care, or over his $10 million estate? Meanwhile, Werner must contend with his nutty supervisor, who insists that he only care for patients with full insurance. Can Werner sidestep the hospital's legal team and do what's best for the patient?
Not exactly Sidney Lumet's finest hour, but definitely worth a watch. Albert Brooks is hilarious.
Critical Care was better than I had expected, Helen Mirren and Albert Brooks were pretty great in their minor roles.
Is it just me or does Kyra Sedgwick have one of the worst voices you've ever heard?
I remember Liking this a lot more years ago, but this satirical drama is too preachy at times and awkward with some dreamlike sequences. Brooks is great and I especially like the moral quandaries that resolve nicely by the end. But it should have had more bite and less plot. Still there are some interesting ideas here that seem both obvious and worth learning more about in a different story.