Last night, I watched "You Don't Know Jack", starring Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian, or Dr. Death, as he was called.
Al Pacino was perfect in the role. After the first few minutes, you think you're really watching Kevorkian. He sounded exactly like the doctor, too. I have seen Kevorkian on several talk shows, before and after his unfortunate incarceration, and Pacino must have spent a tremendous amount of time listening and learning the doctor's speech patterns.
John Goodman played Kevorkian's long-time medical technician, the guy who turns on the gas. He came across as someone who didn't particularly relish what he was doing. I don't know if the real-life med-tech felt that way, or if Goodman was letting his own feelings show. But, the med-tech abetted Kevorkian for years, and if he didn't approve, surely he would have left.
This is one of Dr. Kevorkian's paintings. I'd feel a whole lot more sympathetic if he just painted landscapes. All of his paintings are full of blood and gore. Shudder.
I think we were supposed to come away with a better understanding of what drove Dr. Kevorkian, but, frankly, I didn't buy his reasoning. He made some interesting points, but I still believe the man was the most successful serial killer in history, and deserved every minute of prison time he served, and maybe more.