The Good Nurse (2022), Jessica Chastain, Netflix

THE GOOD NURSE (2022): The Things I Liked…

Often when movies are described as a slow burn, my heart sinks a little because it can mean that the pace is lacking in the most unsatisfying way. Luckily, it just so happens that The Good Nursethe latest biography/crime/drama from Danish director Tobias Lindholm is the kind of slow burn you want people to mean when they describe a movie as such.

Smartly shot, well-edited and acted, Lindholm’s movie is based on a true story about an infamous caregiver who is linked to the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients. 

Oscar winners Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne both deliver notable performances. Additional highlights include the camera work, how dramatic and quieter moments are captured, plus the pairing of Noah Emmerich and Nnamdi Asomugha in their specific roles.

Watch The Good Nurse for a welcome reminder of how highly engaging a film described as a slow burn can be.

The God Nurse Release Dates: October 26th, 2022 (US)…

Happy Film Loving


12 thoughts on “THE GOOD NURSE (2022): The Things I Liked…”

  1. Yes! I saw this at the BFI London Film Festival. Very special film/screening. The atmosphere of this movie is very memorable.

      1. It’s the way they turn Tammy Faye into a victim that gets to me. Learning that Chastain waited years to get it up on the screen pushed me over the edge lol

  2. I like using the term “slow burn” in a positive way rather than negative. When trying to describe a movie to someone where I sense they’ll be impatient with the film, but eventually I know it will eventually take off for them in a good way, I’ll refer to it as such. I don’t use that phrase at all if the movie is slow and never gets anywhere…I just call it slow! 🙂 Solid cast. Will definitely check this one out.

    1. Thanks for sharing your take on the term ‘slow burn.’ 🤓 For me, I think the positive way you use slow burn fits well for Blade Runner (1982). I liked it after I understood the slow pace earlier in the film as a way for the movie to let us know just how slow and tedious the protagonist’s day-t-day-is. It eventually speeds up as he starts to have a lot going on. I used to view slow burn as meaning that the movie is slow but the story is good. You just simply want it to speed up getting to the point/key moments.

      For The Good Nurse, it’s all positive. The pace is satisfying. The way it’s shot, the atmosphere created and the story edit/compelling story all add up to a film that you don’t want to look away from. Lindholm achieved a great balance, I think, and really served the characters well.

  3. I’ve unsubscribed Netflix but will likely re-subs again later in November. I’m curious about this one as I like the cast! The trailing is pretty chilling.

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