Ambulance Girl

  • Kathy Bates (2005)
  • US
  • 88 min
Ambulance Girl
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Kathy Bates directs and stars in this offbeat comedy drama based on the memoir of Jane Stern - an American food critic who overcame clinical depression by becoming a Connecticut paramedic. But though Bates delivers a customarily warm and proficient lead performance, she's not quite as adept behind the camera. Too many visual techniques hinder the narrative, while the jarring mix of solemnity and near-slapstick gives the project an unpolished air that betrays its made-for-TV status. Nonetheless, Bates's genial presence ensures the film remains solidly engaging, even if its stylistic indecision dilutes the impact and believability of Stern's life-changing actions.

Plot Summary

Comedy drama based on a true story, directed by and starring Kathy Bates. When successful food writer Jane Stern begins to suffer from depression, she decides to get her life back on track by training to become an emergency medical technician. But Jane's career switch puts her marriage under strain.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jane Stern
Kathy Bates
Michael Stern
Robin Thomas
Walter
Sean McCann
Pete
Gordon Pinsent
Ed
Wayne Best
Audrey
Kristina Nicoll
Vince Milnik
John Dunsworth
Dot
Nathalie Toriel

Crew

Director
Kathy Bates

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Drama

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