‘The Good Nurse’

Quietly told and avoiding all traces of melodramatic hysteria, The Good Nurse explores the evolving friendship between two nightshift nurses. Yet, fact is one is implicated in the deaths of numerous patients in numerous hospitals over many years.

Struggling with her own health and yet to qualify for medical insurance, single-mom Amy (Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty, Molly’s Game) is an immensely popular nurse. The arrival of the charming and quietly spoken Charlie (Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything, Jupiter Ascending) appears to be a Godsend. An investigation into the unexpected death of a patient changes everything as the hospital is forced to notify the police.

A humane, textured tale of friendship is interspersed with corporate greed and malpractice as tracks are covered in a narrative based on true events. Director Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) draws out nuanced and beautifully modulated performances from his central characters in a tale that is both shocking and compassionate.

Rating: 74%


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