Pathology / Pathologie (Bilingual)
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When med school student Ted Gray (Milo Ventimiglia) joins one of the nation's most prestigious Pathology programs he is quickly initiated into the crowd of the elite band of pathology interns. Intrigued by his new friends he begins to uncover secrets and unknowingly becomes a pawn in their dangerous after-hours game at the morgue—who can commit the perfect undetectable murder? As Ted becomes seduced into their wild activities the danger becomes real and he must stay one step ahead of the game before he is the next victim.
Un jeune médecin pathologiste est entraîné par des collègues dans un groupe pratiquant des meurtres gratuits suivis d'autopsies.
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Although I can understand why it's not everybody's cup of tea, I must say I really enjoyed this flick. Yep, it's gross, it's macabre it's as un-PC as can be but at least - it's original. It has great visual style and excellent performances by the cast. It's dark. It's a ride.
If you're a mainstream-movie-lover, skip this. If you want something out of the box, something more edgy
-- I really recommend this one.
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If not for the aforementioned shallowness, I don't think this is the kind of movie I would usually see. So imagine my surprise when I actually liked it. Yes, it's extremely gory and twisted, but there's something fun in all that. The cast clearly had a blast with their roles, it's easy to imagine outtakes with the actors playing around with some of the more disgusting props.
If you don't take the movie too seriously, it's actually quite enjoyable, and even at times rather thought-provoking. As we left the theater, a discussion was struck up about who we would kill if we could get away with it. All in jest, obviously. (A popular answer "Whatever genius was in charge of marketing this movie." It's only playing on about 45 screens in the entire country.)
Admittedly, this is one of those movies where you're either going to love it or hate it, no middle ground. It all depends on what you're into, really.
And on one final shallow note, if you're a Milo Ventimiglia fan, let's just say you won't be disappointed.
The acting in this movies is good, and by good I mean very disturbing. Grey starts off as a genuinely good guy, and is seduced by the prospect of proving he can solve the perfect murder. He initially soothes his conscionce by only killing "undesirables," a term which quickly loosens as the movie proceeds. He is also surrounded by people who, were there such a group in the medical industry, would send many screaming from the hospital. The interactions between the members drives home the creepiness of the film(The memory of two students playing catch with a human brain stands out in particular), though a few are so pushed to the back they might as well not be present.
The movie lacks enough punch to be horror, and far, far too much to be a simple medical drama. It does manage to be very disturbing, though definitely not for its believability. The crimes are commited, and the police are rarely, if ever, involved. The characters have far too much with regards to luck and resources in committing the crimes, and theres not enough explanation of the vagaries of them.
I would give this 3, or possibly two stars, but it manages to be what it appears, a slasher that is both incredibly unsettling, and contains enough good acting to be able to survive to credits. The ending also is one of the best I've seen for a horror in a very long time
Med school grad Teddy Grey (Milo Ventimiglia) joins the pathology program at Metropolitan University Medical Center and encounters a group stuck up medical students led by Dr. Jake Gallow (Michael Weston) who aren't particularly welcoming. Gallow is an arrogant prick, and rising to the group's challenge, a confident Grey manages to impress with his knowledge of forensics. Becoming involved with the group, Grey soon discovers that their idea of fun is for members to take turns killing people, and for the rest of the group to figure out how the deed was done. These macabre thrills are supplemented by crystal meth and sex. When it is her turn to kill, Gallow's girlfriend Dr. Juliette Bath (Lauren Lee Smith), asks Grey for his help. Accelerating his descent into darkness, Grey participates in a particularly cold-blooded kill, followed by some nasty celebratory sex.
Things get complicated when Gwen Williamson (Alyssa Milano) Grey's fiancé comes to stay. Gallo and Bath's relationship grows more unstable, and Gallo's resentment for Grey grows stronger when he discovers that there is something happening between Bath and Grey. The game becomes more personal, and quickly spins way out of control as Gallo commits mass murder. Recognizing things have gone too far, Dr. Gray makes a bold move to end the game. Gallo counters striking a devastating blow, however Dr. Gray one more ace up his sleeve.
The complete disregard for human life shown in Pathology, runs along comparable lines to the torture porn genre. The participants in the game mix murder, sex, drug use, and a high level of intelligence to try and achieve an ultimate high. The premise is not entirely original, but film does have some unexpected twists, and delivers some shocks, and graphic mostly post mortem gore. This is definitely a movie where you have to go along, as the believability factor is very low. Just one example of something that would not happen, is when after finishing an autopsy, Gray leaves the naked body uncovered, and walks out of the room while music plays. Very dramatic, but not at all realistic given the identity of the deceased, and the circumstances, where a real coroner would be involved, in what should be a criminal investigation.
The acting performances are very good, in that you don't really like any of the players in the game, particularly Michael Weston who comes across as particularly despicable. In turning to the dark side, Milo Ventimiglia has the most challenging role, and he does it quite well, typically with a snotty look on his face. Alyssa Milano's role is significant, though unfortunately she really doesn't have that much to do.
The special features include a making of featurette, and a conversation with a real pathologist. The filmmakers' commentary track is lively, but a little short in the information department. If a slick, edgy, medical thriller with solid production values, good-looking sets, and some pretty gory special effects sounds interesting, you may want to check out Pathology.