Doc Hollywood

Year: 1991
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Michael J Fox, Woody Harrelson, David Ogden Stiers
Another of the projects Michael J Fox just couldn't lift out of the quagmire of mediocrity. After Back to the Future he just could never get it back again, and none of his films had any spark until The Frighteners. In the ensuing ten years, he appeared in a procession of comedies that went nowhere.

This time he's a plastic surgeon relocating to Hollywood, looking forward to the chicks and money. When he crashes into a fence in a small town, the locals insist he stays to pay off his debt, and (big surprise) he learns to love the charm of small town life and finds himself in the arms of a local girl.

Predictable, not terribly funny, and although Fox acts as good as he ever has, there's just nothing there. Can it be possible he's just a minor talent who was blessed with extraordinary material in the Back to the Future and Family Ties years?

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