Before the cast and credits,they've issued a warning : it's based on a true story (why not?) but we do put our trust in our doctors .
The film has not to be taken seriously ,because it is at its best a good farce ,with plenty of side-splitting scenes ,although it loses steam towards the end .
It happens on Xmas night : to be a doctor on duty is no laughing party when you 're an alcoholic , and you might be struck off the medical register; and,to crown it all,you can hardly walk,suffering from a backache .A delivery boy accepts to be his "replacement " He will see the patients and the true docteur will give him the "treatment " via earpieces .....
The Michel Blanc/Hakim Jemily pair works quite well ; the screenplay is often witty and hilarious: the parents trying to "help" the doctor , the chic surgeon who does not want to treat his own family ,the reveller and his lost lobster, and more....
On the other hand , the movie has drama pretensions and it gets in the way : the daughter at odds with her father , and ,coincidence ,who tries to commit suicide the same night ,it's hackneyed ;the death of little brother in an avalanche ... Instrumental music is tuneful but the horrible disco-funk stuff spoils some beautiful night scenes .
I could also do without the -predictable- epilogue, but "docteur?" is ,by large ,a good comedy,so why deny yourself some good fun?
On Christmas Eve, Serge is the only on-call emergency doctor available. Struck by a crippling back-ache, he gets help from a pizza delivery boy who will need to step in the doctor's shoes.
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September 07, 2021 at 02:10 AM