John Q (Widescreen) [Import]
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Après un premier long-métrage extraordinaire (Shes So Lovely), Nick Cassavetes, fils de lillustre John, sest vu confier la réalisation de John Q. par un grand studio hollywoodien. Mettant en vedette Denzel Washington, acteur déjà deux fois oscarisé, ce film reste fidèle aux diktats de lindustrie sans toutefois sombrer dans la mièvrerie.
John et sa femme sont les heureux parents dun petit garçon dune dizaine dannées. Malgré le manque dargent, ils lélèvent dans la bonne foi chrétienne, jusquau jour où on lui découvre une malformation cardiaque qui nécessitera une transplantation. À court de moyens pour assumer les coûts de cette opération, John ira jusquà prendre lhôpital en otage pour prouver son engagement à son fils.
Selon des ressorts dramatiques éprouvés, John Q. se déroule comme une course contre la montre où les bons – John, sa femme et ses amis – se débattent dans les dédales administratifs et luttent contre les méchants – les médias avides, les policiers, un système de santé qui ne soigne que les riches. Malgré une structure simpliste et manichéenne, et grâce au charisme de Denzel Washington, on ne peut sempêcher de voir dans ce film une illustration somme toute réussie et émouvante du mythe de lhéroïsme façon Hollywood. --Helen FaradjiSee all Product Description
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at nothing to get his son a heart transplan. Jon Q is a truly a power full film. I cant say its the best movie ever made but its a great and yet sad film. The drama and emotions that get you in this movie will deeply get you into some what ways of sadness. This movie was a great role for denzel.
The movie look more like an R rating than pg 13. Than again they probably edited out some parts to get it a PG-13 intentiannaly. This is a great film to watch but not for those who get sad emotions easily.
John Q. lives a normal life with his wife and 9 year old son.John's whole life is about to change all at his son's baseball game.at the game he uncovers that his son has a physical problem.he rushes his son to the hospital.the doctors tell him that his son has a deadly heart disease and will need a heart transplant.JOhn will stop at nothing to get a heart fof his son.It will cost $250,000 to do the surgery the down payment is $75,000 ,he cant come up with that amount of money.He makes many sacrifices but still does not even come close to that amount of money.
He decides to keep the heart surgeon hostage untill they put his sons name on the donors list.he ends up with the whole hospital hostage,all of this is happening while his son is dying
This movie has a great story and a terrific ending.Their were short scenes of a woman in a car accident she ties up with the whole story at the end.the interesting thing about this movie is that it is a true story!
a great quote is when John wants to kill himself because the chances for his son's heart is coming out pretty slim he says "I will die, but my son will live......"
Q learns that PPO former medical plan has changed and that the hospital wont offer any help. So basically he has to watch his son die with the Hospital Director with her million dollar salary and others not giving a damn. Aint that sweet Capitalism and Greed triumphs over Loyalty and Values in America. Q takes matter into his own hands and well the rest is history. Nick Cassavetes through this powerful, great film brings into the focus the Disarray , and Greed in Medical Care in America. Despite the fact that we boast about being the greatest superpower, WE CANT even take care of our people and, sadly it seems that the person in charge don't care.Read more ›
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It's a story that can happened in the US. Denzel Washington delivers a story about a medic care situation that Obama has resolved after many years of proposals.Published 6 months ago by Jean Levac
Awesome movie with thought-provoking content. D. Washington is one of my favourite actors and he did not dissapoint in this movie.Published on May 24 2013 by Lorraine Rogers
great movie a movie me and my dad can watch together talk about one I can watch over and over againPublished on May 11 2013 by bugslythepug
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