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'Dolittle': Physician, Heal Thy Self

By Michael S. GoldbergeriBerkshires Film Critic
It was early in director Stephan Gaghan's "Dolittle," the umpteenth permutation derived of Hugh Lofting's 1920 novel, "The Story of Doctor Dolittle," when I began to bemoan my choice of occupation. Little on the screen could dissuade me from the self-pity. So, I resorted to fantasizing. What would have been so terrible about being a podiatrist?
 
"Madge, anyone left out there?"
 
"Yes, Dr. Goldberger, Mrs. Berkowitz, your 5:30, is your last."
 
"Send her in. How are you, Mrs. Berkowitz? Corns still bothering you?"
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