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The movie is funny and heart-warming at the same time. You will be surprised!

By Major Leo
Written January 14, 2011
4/4 review: Move over Tyler Perry, there’s a new comedic voice in African-American film, if the immensely enjoyable new movie “The Heart Specialist” is any indication. The ensemble cast is just terrific in this funny & sexy romantic comedy about 2 young doctors at a So. Florida hospital. “The Heart Specialist” stars Zoe Saldana as a free-spirited painter, the girlfriend of Dr. Z, a teacher of medicine played by Wood Harris. And Brian White is a new trainee, lifesaver by day & heartbreaker by night. Dr. Z bets Donna that he can teach the “playa,” not just about medicine but about true love, the special kind he shares with her. Where stereotypes normally prevail, it credibly renders contemporary African-American life. It's funny without being clownish; sexy without being crude.Seems the right choice if Mr. Perry wants to champion another class-act in progressive black cinema. Smart, sophisticated, hilarious, it's a real charmer, filled with humor and heart. Jeff Craig, 60 Second Preview
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I Needed Defibrillation on My Heart After Watching this Movie

By Makingthebook
Written January 16, 2011
Okay the fandango synopsis of this movie says that it is a romantic comedy about Nephew Tommy and Brian White trying to get women..Uh did we watch the same movie? There was nothing romantic about this picture neither was there a storyline. The movie was all over the place! Mya, Marla Gibbs, Method Man, and Terrence J all made merely cameos in the movie. In fact, their characters could've been written out altogether. To be honest, I only went to see Brian White who played a callous first year doctor. His portrayal was at best unbelievable.....Says alot of good about his character as a person but not much for him as an actor. Sorry Brian but besides the shirt-less scenes you sucked in this movie. Now my girl Marla was the bright light at the end of the dark tunnel. She had me rolling all over the place. I think it's time her career saw a ressurection like Betty White. I gave this movie a No only because Oh No would hurt black cinema. What was this whole thing with Prostate Cancer? NO!
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Don't Waste Your Time or Money!!

By rluv269
Written January 16, 2011
I usually do not write reviews, but felt compelled to say something regarding this film. This is not so much a criticism of the actors as it is the storyline that surrounds the characters in the film. To be fair the movie had a lot of great actors from back in the day, but that alone does not make up of the poor storyline. In the sense of a romantic comedy, it lacked in substance. The character bu
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not for the theater

By DCski
Written January 16, 2011
This is definitely a movie that you can skip seeing in the theater. Nothing gained from seeing it on the big screen. The actors were great and the story was pretty good though. As a Caucasian, I was a little amazed at how "cool" they portray all the African Americans, how mean all the whiteys were and how utterly sad they portrayed the Asian intern. Definitely not a movie for all races.
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Blame it on the Alcohol

By foreverladyk
Written January 16, 2011
Do not be fooled by the "Go" or "Must Go" ratings. The production company probably paid its interns to come on here and give high ratings to balance out the negativity. NO this movie did not have a storyline, NO this movie did not make sense, NO this movie is not relevant. NO this movie is not about Nephew Tommy in any way, or Steve Harvey's Book, or love for that matter. NO this movie does not represent African-Americans Well. NO NO NO! What does that all equate = OH Hell NO! In short, if you're looking for a PSA about protate cancer that somehow ventures off into the life of a misguided intern who is pursued for some undefined reason by a dying comedic Doctor who's writing a book about life, and does stand up at night...along with his whimisical girlfriend (Uh yeah), this might be the movie for you. However, If you're looking for a movie that has a concrete, believable, and well -constructed storyline that actually makes sense; my suggestion save your money. I wish i'd saved mine.
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