John Q (2002)
"Give a father no options and you leave him no choice."A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation.
John Q. is solid.
Starring: Denzel Washington, Kimberly Elise, Robert Duvall, and ray
John Q. is basically what the tagline says it is. You leave a father no
options, you leave him no choice. That's pretty much true. Washington
plays John Q. Archibald, a loving husband and caring father who must
come up with 250,000 dollars to pay for his son' heart transplant or
watch him die. You got to see how the hospital is unfair to John. He
even states that it gives 75,000,000 dollars worth of heart transplants
for free to a certain amount of people and they wouldn't give it to him
from good will. John an his family are very poor and you see how hard
it is for him to do this. He takes the hospital hostage to get his son
a heart transplant. The movie is very solid and intelligent. There
couldn't have been a better actor for John than Denzel. He is one of
the greatest actors of our time and he helps prove it here. Don't
listen to what Ebert says and go rent this movie.