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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…
"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…
"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…
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…
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.
The Mississippi River broke through a protective dike today. What is a protective dike? Is it a large woman that says "Don't go near there! But Betty- Don't go near there! Don't go down by the river!"... No, we can't say "dyke" on the air, we can't even say "lesbian" anymore, it's "women in comfortable shoes. Thank You. - Adrian Cronauer
Oh i have forgotten how great this movie is, with plenty of real rib bursting laughs and some raw emotional moments too with the late Robin Williams in one of his best roles and a wonderful supporting cast-Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby, Noble Willingham and J.T. Walsh.
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.
Good Morning, Vietnam is a great film. Robin Williams leads the cast in a phenomenal performance. His character is also very charismatic and energetic, which is always a good thing. Storywise, the film does a fantastic job. The movie is enjoyable from beginning to end, and I honestly didn't expect to love this movie as much as I did.
Good Morning, Vietnam is a solid war movie in its own right, but above all it remains memorable as the perfect showcase for Robin Williams and his peerless comic talent.
The film is less successful when it focuses on the romantic subplot, but Williams is sensational — earning an Oscar nomination for his efforts — and it is simply impossible to imagine anyone else playing the part.
The picture also boasts a cracking supporting cast (which includes Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby and J.T. Walsh), not to mention a terrific ’60s soundtrack.
While this war story is fairly simple, it did have some powerful moments and despite being a comedy it did not make light of or shy away from the hardships. The real story here though is Robin Williams who was completely on fire in this role. His performance seemed so effortless and natural that I don’t think anyone else could have pulled it off the way he did. You could tell that most of Robin’s dialogue was improvised and his quick wit and comedic timing shinned in this movie. The scenes where he was allowed to ad-lib in the recording booth were pure comedic gold and they were so endlessly entertaining I wished they could have gone on forever.
The first hour of good morning Vietnam is a showcase of Williams' riffing. Not really acting so much as a torrent of words and impressions. Despite getting off a few good ones ("It's very difficult to find a Vietnamese man named Charlie."), it's more the relentless energy and commitment than the words themselves that are so memorable. When his colleagues remark how much he's become a comforting staple to the troops, it's believable. The second half of the film shifts into a more plot-driven drama, but Williams' performance is still more memorable than the details. The energy continues, but imbued convincingly with anger, fear, and sympathy.
Lived up to its reputation. Basically Williams stand-up with a simple but powerful war story underneath.
"Jesus, that guy's as boring as whale shit."
I doubt there's anyone who'll ever deliver that line better than Robin Williams.
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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