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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…
Regardless of whether you like, or dislike, Robin William's brand of humour, none can deny that he is an engaging screen presence. Perhaps more so in this outing, Williams lights up his performance with charisma, charm, likability (and some unlikeability) and wit.
Good Morning, Vietnam is perhaps somewhat simple in its message, but nonetheless delivers stellar one-two knockouts of comedy then brutally harsh drama.
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…
Another Williams classic to introduce Andrea and Stacey to; 'Good Morning, Vietnam' is a film of two halves, following one military DJ's vastly different experiences of life behind the lines.
With an on fire Williams pumping the jokes out a mile a minute, it is hard to forget the film had an ultimate message. It is a thinly veiled rouse that the comedy eases you into, with the latter portion of the film revealing the struggles of both American military and the Vietnamese populace. The commentary on how these two groups interact is interesting, if heavily rose tinted.
Good Morning, Vietnam does not step above it's station though, and leaves a quick witted film with a warm feeling. And Whitaker is an absolute delight as Garlick.
Robin stars in this war film about a radio host who brings the soldiers some good humor during battle but some of his acts leads him into trouble. Highly recommended.
Hard to see Robin Williams's gift past the similar but much smellier PATCH ADAMS. Similar in plot, but certainly not in pandering. Both take a 'What's humor and what can it do?' question and toss it into a setting, Vietnam radio or clinical medicine, and see if anything good shakes out. For PA, that was a big No: no, humor cannot help sick kids, and please go away and stop trying. But for GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM, it might not be so bad.
The film begins with what's normal, "Boring as whale shit", informative; the dry beginning off of which Williams is meant to spring. "You shut your hole," the strict business-as-usual military brass says to his smirking. But, more interestingly,…
It had some moments, but also I did not really care about most of it. Robin Williams' schtick wore a bit thin for me a lot of the time.
GOOOOOOOOOOD MOOORNING, VIETNAM! I was thankful for the lighter take on Vietnam, until of course that slight (but not necessarily surprising) plot-twist that dominates the last 40ish minutes. Most of the subplots were ehhh, but there were a lot of decent jokes. There's nothing particularly special in the filmmaking other than that amazing satirical montage of the war and soldiers back by Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World". That sequence gives me chills.
Of course the real take away from the film, and the reason to watch in the first place, is the great Mr. Robin Williams. I will tell you right now that he was and still remains one of my favorite human beings. He took, in this early…
Robin Williams is a special actor as I watch more and more of his films. Speaking for his comedies here, he seems to make the whole cast and crew laugh all day and his chemistry with his fellow actors seems very honest. I would say this definitely helps this film. Seeing Forest Whitaker, playing Williams's escort, and other characters joining Williams in the "radio booth" hysterically laugh at everything Williams says makes me laugh at everything Williams says. Not every joke lands and some jokes completely went over my head, but it made me feel happy and cheerful inside seeing everybody laugh around Robin Williams.
Robin Williams is a comedic legend and this could be his best film. I don't…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I really enjoyed this. Probably one of the funniest films I've seen and certainly the most humorous in a while. Robin Williams brings an excellent energy as Adrian Cronauer comedian deejay that brightens the lives of all the soldiers tuning in to his show during the Vietnam conflict. Forest Whitaker also does an excellent job as Edward Garlick though he's nearly a straight man for Williams to bounce his comedy off of but the two work well together.
Outside of the comedy stuff, everything else is a bit mundane. I enjoy the parts where Cronauer sees just how bad it is out there in Vietnam both when the bar he's in explodes and later when he and Garlick drive over…
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