Doc Hollywood
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A big city doctor is stranded in a small rural town, where he finds love, professional challenges, and a pet pig, in this comedy. Fresh out of residence at a Washington D.C. hospital, hot-shot plastic surgeon Ben Stone (Michael J. Fox) hops in his Porsche and is headed for California, where a lucrative practice in Beverly Hills awaits. However, Ben accidentally plows into a fence in Grady, South Carolina; the wreck puts Ben's car out of commission, and the town's mayor, Nick Nicholson (David Ogden Stiers), sees to it that Ben is sentenced to perform community service while he's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Has no real taste of its own, but, in its mildness and predictability, offers the reassurance of a fast-food or motel chain."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"This isn't a bucolic, small-town romance. It's "Porky's.""
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Utterly predictable, but well acted, story of a big city doctor forced to reassess his value system after being stranded in a small town."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A Hollywood look into small town America that, somehow, rings real."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A charmer of a vehicle for Fox"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The whole thing bubbles along nicely in a fresh, witty, unselfconscious manner, making you forget the dated Capra-corn message."
‑ , Time Out
"The picture, which was directed by Michael Caton-Jones, is corny and filled with quaint country eccentrics, but it has a redeeming sweetness of spirit."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"It works, with a hearty sense of character connection established, making the climax less about programmed theatrics and more about two smart, hesitant people finding comfort in an unlikely situation."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"When you see films like this show how easy it is to make a formulaic rom-com without offending, it's a nasty surprise to see what the Nancy Meyer's are churning out."
‑ Oz,
"Heartwarming and full of good humor."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"While retaining his boyish appeal, Mr. Fox also seems a shade more substantial this time, possibly because he is seen making life-or-death decisions when not fielding comic lines."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Dialogue and plot and all the rest take second place to the conviction that two people only have eyes for one another. Fox and Warner create that feeling, which is why "Doc Hollywood" is a sweetheart of a movie."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A breezy but entertaining star vehicle for Michael J. Fox."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Not really that funny, but has a nice feel to it."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Insignificant but fun "city boy meets country girl" tale. Julie Warner is gorgeous, and David Ogden Stiers is wonderful as the mayor."
‑ Brian Mckay,
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