All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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…
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…
"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…
Following the sad news of his passing, I just had to watch one of my favourite films featuring Robin Williams.
Good Morning, Vietnam was the perfect showcase for his talents both comedic and dramatic. Watching it in recent years has always been tinged with some sadness on account of the passing of Bruno Kirby in 2006, but now it's going to get even more poignant.
In the words of his character Adrian Cronauer the world will be as 'boring as whale shit' without Robin Williams. RIP.
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…
I do hope Americans aren't getting used to their shitty wars delivering incredible movies.
That would not be the most positive thing, all up.
Here's the thing with Good Morning, Vietnam, I like it for the fact that it was largely improvised and is funny, but it's not laugh a minute funny. This is a very dark black comedy. One minute you'll be laughing, the next you will be in shock and suspense because of what has just happened. Set in Vietnam during the time of war, a radio dj hosts his own type of show to the troops but not everybody is pleased by this. This lands him in a bit of bother but while this is all going on, the dj strikes up a friendly relationship with a few locals. Robin Williams is both hilarious and dramatic here, because he improvised a…
Censorship, cultural appropriation, Robin Williams and a character in more dire need of a blow job than any white man in history. Good viewing!
Robin Williams makes this movie. His energetic performance is outstanding and the very heart of this dramedy. There is a lot going on with some of the characters, which is nice, but it wouldn't be the movie it is without Robin Williams.
Forever will be the argument as to which performance is truly the best Robin Williams performance. If my opinion is worth anything, I truly think it may be Good Morning Vietnam.
There are others (Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets, Aladdin) that make for good competition, but Good Morning Vietnam is simply Robin Williams doing what he did best. It's that unbelievably synchronized combination of energy, comedic flare and sincerity. He had the ability to make you care, regardless of whether he was telling a joke or displaying a range of dramatic emotions. His incomparable ability to ad lib and improvise is what makes the film feel so genuine.
The picture itself, while not an accurate retelling of Adrian Cronauer's time…
what a great movie. has character development, a nice plot, and deals with the mess of Vietnam really well. i definitely miss robin williams even more now
With Ross, Jonny, Rachel, Simpson in Millennium Tower
Fantastic. A different take on Vietnam than other movies I've seen. Of course Robin Williams is manic, goofy, and doing what he's best at, but he's also a very real character and it's a grounded story.
I hadn't seen this since my viewing in cinemas 27 years ago. With this and RAIN MAN, back to back hits for Barry Levinson, must have cemented this guy's place as one of Hollywood’s best directors despite the duds he's also made (SPHERE, TOYS). It's a very thin plot in play, but the highlight, and the reason for this film's continued existence on shelves is Robin Williams letting loose as a radio jockey. As people continued to deal with the fallout of the Vietnam War throughout the 1980s, it must have been refreshing to have a film do this with a sense of humour, and less concerned with battles and more interested in the citizens. I think Levinson is a master of elevating simple stories with everyday people into engaging human drama. He accomplished this again with Williams in MAN OF THE YEAR, and also the heist movie BANDITS, which I enjoyed.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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- Winter Light
- The Changeling
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…