Doctors and Nurses (1981)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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This is the sort of comedy which the media tags with the label "high-concept." That means that the gimmick the movie hangs on is more important than the story, etc. In this case, the filmmakers are spoofing hospital soap operas, and the gimmick is that children are playing the authority figures (doctors and nurses), while adults are the helpless and victimized patients. Even high-concept notions sometimes succeed, but in this instance the concept is not treated with any particular integrity, and confusion about child/adult roles reigns supreme. Despite its flaws, reviewers found that this comedy contains a number of good and funny scenes spread (if rather too thinly) throughout.

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doctor, hospital, nurse, patient [medical], adult [vs. child], child