"Pathology" is Another Medical Misfire


"Pathology" is another med school horror flick like the previously reviewed "Anatomy", except Americanized and in English.  Before the credits, a title card displays the Hippocratic Oath, then brings us into the life of young Dr. Ted Gray, played by Milo Ventamiglia".  An extremely smart robot, I mean human, who graduated from Harvard medical school and just got back from a Unicef tour in Africa. 

Pathology is the study of the cause and effects of the disease.  Figuring out what killed a person and why.  Ted accepts a position at a prestigious pathology program and must once again leave his fiancĂ© for a long period of time, which she seems pretty okay with.  Ted is introduced to the other students who amount to the cool kids at any high school.  A tight-knit group of immature cocky kids who try to outdo each other at everything.  Early on we get a big dose of dissected corpses and gross-out jokes, but Ted seems to be taking the high road (at first anyway).  He is ethical in the treatment of the cadavers and shows up a lot of the other students with his far-out theories of how certain people were killed.

Ted's loneliness finally gets the better of him and he finally joins the ranks of the "cool" kids and they introduce him to their secret game.  Each of the students has to try to commit the perfect murder.  While the others must find out how it was pulled off.  Needless to say, the story and so-called plot are absolutely absurd.  Not to mention the added spiciness of several sex scenes, although not with any of the dead people (darn).  Although sometimes done in the same room as dead people.  Mmmm it must smell good in there, sexy.

Ted is not the good guy and hero he is originally made out to be as he is easily seduced into violating  When things really start to get serious and his life and career are in jeopardy he goes to extremes to protect himself and then some.  Just like life though nobody is perfect and to protect a way of life or an image some will go to extreme lengths.
his ethics and morality for a few cheap thrills.

"Pathology" is not a good movie but it has a bunch of sexy people doing sexy things with a dash of gore. If that's all your looking for then by all mean watch it, but know you have been warned.