The People's Review of Mumford
score = 10
Mumford trivalizes chronic fatigue syndrome, a disease that often robs patients of their
jobs, their families, and their lives. Kasdan has done to CFS patients exactly what
was done to people with MS, diabetes, and polio for decades before those diseases were
understood. If Hollywood directors would spend less time snorting coke and buying
hookers perhaps they would have the time to educate themselves about illnesses they make
fun of in an attept to gain a cheap plot device.
score = 100
If you didn't like this movie, you need to get out more. There is a world
among you, and in it, things happen. I was trying to decide if this movie
was character or plot driven, and I have chosen the character angle.
Although the names you know have small parts, it makes the movie all that
more intriguing. The names you are not so aware of are the characters
that bring you to a place of comfort. Loren Dean is so sexy in the way
that he grabs you with his casual insight, you almost want to grab HIM
through the screen. His patients are real and believeable. You need only to
have a few friends and acquaintances to understand that people do have these
problems and fantasies and that, yes, even you can fall into the hands of a
professional claiming to be a doctor. Hell, who really cares as long as you
leave his/her office feeling better! If you didn't like this movie,
watch it again, but this time, open your mind along with your eyes.