Screenwriter James Kearns gets to the soul of an American society that has been blinded by economics and inefficient big-wigs who have no business possessing the careers they have. John did not think about the consequences of his act, his only important only to save the lives of their children. The story evolves emotionally deep trough all this; in a remarkable script. Story centers on a man whose nine-year-old son is in desperate need of a life-saving transplant. Despite a preachy and simplistic screenplay, the intense direction and first-rate performances make this film work. Raymond Turner, as always is very good and professional, also Anne Hache as Rebbeca Payne is great and show a coldness that ripped me out.
Once his son is in the hospital, he intends to shoot himself in the head in order to give his heart to the boy, and he has the hostages be witness to his last wishes. He takes the whole hospital hostage until he gets it. But at this moment there is an answer to the most important question. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Denzel Washington's young son falls out one day at a little league baseball game. Will John reach the hardened hearts of physicians, accustomed to working for big money and bail out his son out of trouble? It is blatantly obvious that Washington and wife Kimberly Elise are being strangled by red tape in a mercilessly heartless no pun intended system. James Woods acting as Dr.
Denzel puts his hearth on this movie, playing a normal guy with financial problems and a hard work; the way that Denzel shows his love to his son is remarkable and demonstrates why he is one of the actual best actors in Hollywood. In this movie, with a great acting of Denzel Washington as John Q. An emotional drama, wrought with tension, that will rivet you to the screen. John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant. A couple then sees their son collapse during a sports event and rush him to the hospital. Friends Laura Herring and David Thornton and seemingly countless other ordinary people do their best to help the couple raise money and soon it seems that most everything they have is on the market to be sold.
I don't understand how, the most powerful country in the world does have such bad health services to it's people?. Full of love, passion, family issues, commercial interests and politics all blended into a magnificent work of art topped with Denzel Washington's performance The film shows many aspects of life, and should be seen by all people to evaluate one's point of view on each of the parallel stories depicted. The police agree and he lets the sniper go. The ending was also perfect, and overall a great film, and not to mention the great performances from Robert Duvall, James Woods and Ray Liotta of The Good Fellas, who uses his Tommy Vercetti voice again! John is trying to get a second job in order to earn an extra money. In the operating room he attempt to shoot himself, but has left the safety on.
The Author takes an everyday situation and sows the seed of self - criticism in every spectator, making this more than a thriller to pass the time away. This question John asked himself each time after a quarrel with his wife or after the payment of the next loan. Here everything is hard but it gets really harder when John goes to the insurance company and get the notice that his insurance suddenly don't cover this type of procedures. They are left to raise a third of the bill before their son can even be placed on the donor list for the heart he needs to stay alive. Actors: Denzel Washington, James Woods, Anne Heche, Robert Duvall, Ray Liotta, Shawn Hatosy, Eddie Griffin Description What I can do for my family? About the Movie: Denzel Washington plays John Quincy Archibald John Q.
When he discovers that his medical insurance won't cover the costs of the surgery and alternative government aid is unavailable, John Q. They are told he needs a heart transplant, and the insurance through the father, John's, job will not cover the bills. John and his wife Denise Kimberly Elise start to make everything possible to collect the money a lot of money needed just to get his son on the donor's list, with their son dying an not much money, John desperate and takes the hospital's emergency room staff and patients hostage, demanding for to his son to be put on that list and that doctors do the transplant. The ending is a major mistake that took away from some of the good things accomplished before the final ten minutes. Endless financial problems can destroy even the most cordial relations. While they are being released, a sniper is given the go ahead to enter using the air duct system.
He and his wife watch the operation, then he is arrested and goes to trial. When he discovers that his medical insurance won't cover the costs of the surgery and alternative government aid is unavailable, John Q. A very well cooked thriller, with every necessary ingredient, and a plot meant to surprise the viewer. Sometimes, it might be easier to die than to fight for life. Initial release: 15 February 2002 Director: Nick Cassavetes Screenplay: James Kearns Box office: 102. Ray Liotta does good; Eddie Griffin is good too as one of the characters of the emergency room Wow, this was a great cast!.
Some time passes and John agrees to the release of three hostages in exchange for his son being on the list of heart recipients. After being told to do something about the situation by his wife, John takes matters into his own hands. He takes a shot at John, who is only slightly injured by it, and then the sniper's leg comes through the ceiling. For the benefit of the Americans, i hope that they change this system soon. The film ends with his lawyer telling him he can get the sentence dropped to two years with the right jury.