All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Good Morning, Vietnam
Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ!
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.
In a tribute to one of the Kings of Comedy, I broke this movie out of the vaults.
It is a perfect showcase to Robin Williams talents- part frenetic energy and part superlative drama it plays to the strengths of the former Mork like no other of his movies have.
Whether he's making you cry laughing or just making you cry with his superb acting chops, Williams always managed to give it gusto; a hurricane of epic proportions that decimated all who lay before him.
Sure, not always did he hit the sweet spot- RV et al a reason to cash a paycheck in low rent comedy schtick that did little or nothing for his aura, but Williams would never…
"You are in more dire need of a blowjob than any white man in history."
I hadn't watched this since I was a kid, so it was very patchy in my memory. I don't think I would have understood the hilarity of it as a child either, I had been meaning to watch it for such a long time and then it came on TV this weekend, so I had to do it. They started with a RIP tribute message to him, which made me cry before the film had even started.
Robin Williams' wit, charm and ridiculously amazing humour make Good Morning, Vietnam the amazing film that it is. He was perfect as Adrian Cronauer, I wonder if the…
' Big dogs landing on my face!'
One year ago today. RIP Robin Williams.
Usually a Robin Williams film can get you laughing hard enough that you forget about the terrible day or week you've had. This isn't one of those movies. Once again Williams plays an eccentric character and he seems at home as radio DJ Adrian Cronauer. The supporting cast helps immensely as targets for Cronauer's brand of humor. J.T. Walsh plays an adequate, but memorable jerk though Bruno Kirby was pretty funny on his own. Even Forest Whitaker showed up in one of his few performances that doesn't irritate me.
I have more of an attachment to other films starring Williams since I was only 2 years old when this came out. My mother loves this one so ratings may be…
This is in many ways the anti-Robin Williams film. Cronauer is the Williams persona gone totally berserk, and the nature of his distractive, scattershot, adlibbed comedy antics placed within an environment not best suited to his “irreverent tendencies”. If the film were a little more daring in its approach to Williams as a performer, this could almost be the Punch-Drunk Love of his career.
The film is still in many ways just another traditional Robin Williams vehicle in which he gets to play the “most unorthodox” figure though his wacky demeanour, but transferred into a setting that almost screams for hard hitting Oscar-bait drama. The soundtrack is great, but the continued playing of upbeat music over images of carnage and…
"GOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, VIETNAAAAM! This is not a test, this is ROCK and ROLL! ... It's 0600 hours - what does the 'O' stand for? Oh my God, it's early!"
Those are the first words Robin Williams' Adrian Cronauer (incidentally, this is based on a true story) says on the airwaves when he is chosen to be a DJ on Armed Forces Radio Service during the Vietnam War in 1965. Williams is perfect in the role; he is a whirlwind of acerbic wit, savage imitations and irreverent humour. Many of his superiors, somewhat understandably, take against his style and try to get him off air.
Barry Levinson is a great, understated director; two years later he would win an Oscar for…
"Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? 'Cause if it leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we'd all be put out in K.P."
My Vietnam Weekend continues. Robin Williams is doing what he is good at: being funny! Totally different kind of film than the one from last night (Apocalype now, redux), showing the way the information gets distorted by the establishments, such as army, to keep a certain image intact. Film also has a nice soundtrack to it and unlike most other Vietnam films, not too much shooting or dead bodies!
What a shockingly sparse narrative. This isn't meant as a criticism since films do not need a dense story to be enjoyable. It's enough to just watch Robin Williams having a blast because it wouldn't even be possible without him. While it's great fun most of the time the movie also leaves room for some not so subtle insights into imperialism. The scene that really stuck out to me was when Mr. Williams' character asks the vietnamese english student what he would do if a waitress spilled something on him and he says nothing. It is almost a direct parallel to what happened with the US coming into Vietnam and the natives just allowing it. Overall it was first and foremost a showcase for the late Robin Williams but also sent a very important message about how our government operates.
"Good Morning, Vietnam" was directed by Barry Levinson and stars Robin Williams and Forest Whitaker. Set in 1965 Saigon during the Vietnam War, it tells the story of Adrian Cronauer(Williams), an Army DJ whose radio broadcast becomes a huge success among the troops in Vietnam.
To take a dark subject like the Vietnam War and make it not only entertaining, but also hilarious is a huge feat. Robin Williams's performance is one of the few true comedic performances that deserves an Oscar nomination, in which he did get nominated. He isn't just funny, I would call this an unbelievably incredible performance. His improvising skills are so amazing, you can tell the director just gave him the mic and let him…
No pasa naranja en toda la película. Aburrida, sosa, nada.
"Sir, I know in my heart that I am funny"
I know those feels Lieutenant, I know those feels.
If we're talking Vietnam during wartime, then, buddy, there are no good mornings. I reckon Robin Williams could lift anyone's spirits, because for his Vietnam War movie, - something that was practically obligatory for popular actors in the first couple of decades following 'Nam - he is still a comedian who is a hit on the airwaves. As if the Air Force didn't already have it much easier than most other military branches, this airman gets to sit around and crack jokes into the radio for men of the army to listen to before they go off to die horribly. Well, he's still charming enough to win over the troops and tick off the studio people who want him to…
This was a thoroughly unpleasant cinematic experience. Williams has such kind eyes, but he, and this movie, is tremendously mean. At best, you'll be making the :s face in real life.
Wasn't sure what message the director was trying to get across, unless it was that there is a lot of disparity and confusion surrounding the Vietnam war.
I enjoyed Robin Williams and especially Forest Whitaker's character Garlick.
Gooooooooooooooooooooood morning Vietnam!
This was an incredible experience.
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