Doctor? : The good health of Michel Blanc [Critique]

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The actor is perfect in the skin of a night doctor assisted by the youtubeur Hakim Jemili.

In theaters December 11, 2019, Doctor? arrives in the clear on television this weekend. Precisely Sunday at 9:05 pm on France 2. To see, especially if you like Michel Blanc (Moreover showing Tuche 4, currently at the cinema).

It’s Christmas comedy and Michel Blanc’s comeback in great shape. With his dry tone and his tongue-in-cheek repartee, the actor is the perfect jaded doctor. From the opening scene, we are in the mood: SOS Médecins, on Christmas night, facing a family adept at organic and enveloping treatments, Serge the doctor shows very little empathy and a lot of annoyance in the face of a screaming baby. Would the Christmas doctor be garbage? The well-crafted intrigue by Tristan Séguéla and Jim Birmant unfolds over emergency consultations and dialogues with the voice of the switchboard (Chantal Lauby, perfect). An unexpected event forces him to team up with a young delivery man ignorant of the medical thing. From then on, we have a series of crazy situations and successful misunderstandings. A special mention for the running gag with Franck Gastambide who says a lot about a society’s outlook on its different social classes. Doctor?, nicely directed by Tristan Séguéla (the son of the publicist Jacques Séguéla, already director of 16 years old or almost in 2013), also leaves a nice place for moments of sincere emotion. Of course, the film is at the top of the basket of French comedies, served by a perfectly complementary duo that reveals for the first time on the big screen the talent of stand-upper and YouTuber Hakim Jemili.

Doctor? – Michel Blanc: “It’s also a film about transmission”

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