Doc Martin

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  • NR
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 7.6  (1,897)

Doc Martin is a British comedy film released in 2001 that follows the story of Dr. Martin Bamford (Martin Clunes), a successful London-based physician who has a fear of blood, and is afraid of the sight of other people's ailments. His phobias become too hard to handle, and one day he has a panic attack in the operating room in front of his colleagues. As a result of his breakdown, he decides to take a short vacation to the countryside of Cornwall to visit an old friend.

Upon arriving in the village, Martin discovers that his friend has gone away, leaving him alone at a run-down farm with no car, no phone, and no connection to the outside world. With no other options to leave, Martin reaches out to the nearest neighbor, a beautiful and outspoken schoolteacher named Louisa Glasson (Caroline Catz), for help and assistance.

Louisa's initial impression of Martin is not too favorable. She finds him to be cold and distant, and she doesn't understand why his friend would have sent him to her farm. However, when Martin injures himself while trying to fix a roof, Louisa takes pity on him and starts to warm up to him.

Martin quickly finds out that the people in the village are a bit "off," and he has some difficulty relating to them. He is still traumatized by his panic attack, which hinders his ability to care for his patients. Nonetheless, Louisa keeps pushing Martin to interact with the village people and overcome his fears.

Soon, Martin discovers why the ones in the village behave like they do. The town has a secret, and Martin is the only one who can figure it out. Here, the movie takes on a mystery tone that propels the story forward and keeps viewers engrossed in the plot.

Martin is a fantastic character, and Martin Clunes portrays the role with immense honesty and wit, delivering some of the film's funniest moments. Caroline Catz, playing Louisa Glasson, is excellent and demonstrates tremendous chemistry with Clunes. Together, the two leads have a natural charm, making them the heart of the film.

The movie is visually stunning, with shots of the serene Cornwall landscape, and the Cornish coastline beautifully captured. The small English village in which the story takes place also adds to the film's charm, as it's a perfect representation of a close-knit, quirky community.

The film also boasts an excellent supporting cast, with performances from Dominic Rowan, Richard Dillane, and Stephanie Cole, which add to the movie's overall appeal.

Overall, Doc Martin is an excellent comedy-mystery that will appeal to most movie-goers. Its charming mix of humor, mystery, and romance make it a delightful, enjoyable film that leaves no dull moments. It's highly recommended for anyone who wants a movie that's both fun and engaging.

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    7.6  (1,897)