All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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…
"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…
The role of Adrian Cronauer was made for Robin Williams. The late actor not only gave such a fantastic, hilarious performance with awesome impressions, he also notably improvised most of his rapid banter radio broadcasts. Talk about being impressed.
The film itself is rather hit-or-miss or better, a see-saw that attempts to balance its comedic and dramatic tones while indulging in a side of romantic, forbidden love. It doesn't always work. However, Williams is the thread that seams this otherwise standard plot together and gives a rather memorable film. It's not only the playful radio broadcasts that bring joy to the viewer, but also getting into the mind of someone struggling with higher authority to expose the truth of the…
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>Balance of Elements: 8/10
>Production Design- 8/10
-Sets & Props: 4/5
"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."
Oh Robin, you were one of a kind.
This movie just goes to show that Robin Williams was a comedic genius and is one of the best comedians that has ever lived.
Good Morning, Vietnam isn't just a great comedy but also an incredibly emotional drama as well. Williams gives one of his best performances and shows his comedic chops (those voices). Forest Whittaker gives a very underrated performance.
Man, Williams was incredibly talented. RIP.
So many films spring to mind when you think about Robin Williams but for me the one that will always have the strongest association is Good Morning Vietnam. It's not my favourite of his films, it's not even a film I'm that familiar with having perhaps only seen it twice before. When I think of Robin Williams I hear him as Adrian Cronauer because of the soundtrack album. It was one of the first CDs I bought and it's still one that I frequently listen to. All the songs are great but it's William's radio segments between the tracks that I've heard over and over and are firmly lodged in my head. It was a bit of a surprise to…
This is going to be hard to write about without gushing over Robin Williams.
You can tell when watching this film just why its a classic. Its a legendary comedian, Robin Williams, telling joke after joke as a radio DJ during the Vietnam war. I felt like I was watching his stand-up for the majority of the movie. (Which is pretty great). It had a good mix of comedy as well as occasionally dealing with the serious issues of the war. Its amazing to see Robin Williams snap back and forth between such funny lines to dramatic acting. He really was a talent. (I'm doing it, aren't I. I told myself this review would be about the movie-not Robin Williams).…
Rough around the edges with what feels like a very rushed ending, but otherwise I really dug this. Mostly in part due to that perfect blend of humor/rambling that was Robin's sweet spot.
His passing made watching the ending in this incredibly sad. I miss you, man.
Entretenida comedia - dramática que extrañamente me ha parecido mejor en su lado dramático que el cómico (el cual se limita a escuchar a Robin Wlliams hablando sin parar a mil por hora).
Nada del otro mundo y realmente esperaba mas (el tema de la invasión a Vietnam es tocado muy por encima, hay poca critica a excepción de lo que puedas captar de la verborrea de Williams, eso si, una buena cantidad de secundarios de lujo), pero tampoco es despreciable en lo absoluto.
I was always aware that I should see Good Morning, Vietnam, but after the passing of Robin Williams (RIP), I made it an immediate priority. Well, immediate in the way that as soon as Amazon would ship it to me.
I'm glad I watched it though, because it's a side-splitting display of Robin at his best. It's unfiltered and unlimited. At many times it feels like Robin was told to just "go" and they let him do his thing. And that was the best Robin Williams.
The ending here, which I'll refrain from spoiling, became a sadly appropriate tribute to Robin as well. The film is not without some weak spots, namely when it ventures away from comedy, but it is quite memorable, and one I will be watching again and again.
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- The Racket
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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