Intern Academy

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  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.4  (2,396)

Intern Academy is a 2004 Canadian comedy film that centers on a group of medical interns who are about to start their residency training at St. Albert's Hospital. Despite having all completed medical school, the interns are forced to enroll in an additional internship program that promises to teach them the real-world skills they will need to become successful doctors. The program is run by Dr. Cyrill Kipp (Dan Aykroyd), a legendary doctor who is known for being a tough taskmaster and for his abrasive personality.

The film follows the interns as they navigate the challenges of the program, which is filled with bizarre and often hilarious tasks. They are tasked with everything from practicing surgeries on fruits and vegetables to building a makeshift operating room in the middle of a park. Along the way, they must also deal with the personal and professional conflicts that arise among themselves and with the hospital staff, which includes several eccentric and quirky characters.

Central to the plot is the relationship between Tyler (Pat Kelly), the protagonist of the film, and Kim (Christina Chatelain), his love interest. Their relationship is complicated by the fact that Tyler is initially more interested in advancing his career than in pursuing his feelings for Kim.

Throughout the film, the interns learn about the importance of teamwork, communication, and empathy in the medical profession. They also learn about the importance of having a sense of humor and a willingness to laugh at oneself. Ultimately, the interns must prove their worth by using these skills to successfully perform an emergency operation on a real patient.

Director Dave Thomas manages to balance the comedic tone of the film with the seriousness of the subject matter. The film's comedy is often raunchy and over-the-top, but never feels out of place within the context of the story. Thomas also makes good use of physical humor, slapstick comedy, and witty dialogue to keep the film engaging and entertaining throughout.

Dan Aykroyd delivers a strong performance as Dr. Cyrill Kipp, bringing a gravitas and intensity to the role that makes him both intimidating and endearing. He is a force to be reckoned with throughout the film, but also has moments of vulnerability and humanity that make him a more well-rounded character.

Lynda Boyd shines as the no-nonsense head nurse, who is in charge of ensuring the interns are ready for the challenges of the real world. Her stern demeanor and blunt approach serve as a counterpoint to Dr. Kipp's more mercurial personality, and she provides the interns with the guidance and support they need to succeed.

The ensemble cast of interns do a great job bringing their characters to life, each bringing their own unique quirks and personalities to the roles. The tight-knit group of friends is believably portrayed, and their chemistry is evident throughout the film.

Overall, Intern Academy is a fun and entertaining comedy that manages to deliver a positive message about the importance of teamwork, communication, and empathy in the medical profession. It is packed with hilarious moments and zany scenarios that are sure to keep audiences laughing from start to finish.

Intern Academy is a 2004 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    5.4  (2,396)