The coming together of two mismatched people, the odd couple, has been done in film for eons, and it’s no bad thing to see it here again.
Philip Baker Hall (“Boogie Nights”, “50/50”) is in hospital, his latest results from the cancer tests haven’t turned out so well and doctor Friedman, James Eckhouse (“Big”, “The Avengers”), believes he should go again with another round.
Whilst he’s left to mull it over a new patient is brought into his room. Kerris Dorsey (“Moneyball”, “Walk The Line”) is a young girl also awaiting cancer treatment. She has no close family, the hospital ready to call social services.
When the doctor comes back around to get Hall’s decision, he tells the good doctor, and his assistant Linda Park (“Bosch (TV)”, “Jurassic Park III”), in no uncertain terms exactly what he thinks. He won’t go through another round, he’s old, he doesn’t want the pain again.