Wednesday, October 1, 2008

John Q

From Netflix: "In director Nick Cassavetes's gripping social drama, blue-collar worker John Q. (Denzel Washington) finds that his meager insurance won't cover his son's emergency heart transplant. Desperate, he holds a hospital's emergency room hostage until doctors agree to perform the surgery. Meanwhile, gung ho police chief Gus Monroe (Ray Liotta) and hostage negotiator Frank Grimes (Robert Duvall) try to diffuse the situation amid a media frenzy.

This film addresses health care costs and the inequity of coverage that many people face in the U.S. It shows how crazy and frustrating the system is and how people get left out in the cold.

Trailer Netflix

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