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…
Ever have someone ask you if you’ve seen a movie and you say you have but can’t remember it, knowing you’re full of shit? Yeah, I lie like that all the time, but with Good Morning, Vietnam it was actually true. I remember my parents renting it when it first hit the video store circuit and not remembering anything about it. Come to think of it, I might have fallen asleep when they put it on, which was probably their goal.
I don’t really know why i never watched it again since then. That was pretty dumb of me because it is a really good film. I know a lot of people are venturing through Robin Williams’s filmography now, and…
Good Morning Vietnam is charming, funny, meaningful and very sweet but it also miserably fails in one specific yet obvious point: it has one of the most forced love plots ever that feels off and unatural, that only happens because Robins Williams gets furiously needy while drunk, I guess. But aside from that one huge fault, the movie is touching and profund, a harsh examination of war. Williams is outstanding, just in case you were wondering.
Hey I love robin Williams I was really sad when he passed away but i have to give my honest opinion when talking about a film and i do find good morning Vietnam funny at times always because of robin williams but i find it to be a rather slow comdedy that takes a while to say its jokes.
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.
Oh, Robin Williams... how I miss you.
Re-watched this the other night: definitely some dated material/references, but I love the brave take on a complex, complicated time.
Certas pessoas nascem com um talento imensurável, seja artisticamente ou intelectualmente. Robin Williams fazia parte desse grupo de pessoas, ele obviamente rouba a cena mais uma vez, fazendo o papel do personagem que adora quebrar as regras, tendo assim a completa cativação do público. Good Morning Vietnam tenta, e consegue na maior parte do filme, desviar a atenção das atrocidades e violência da guerra do Vietnã, com o radialista que inventa tal bordão título do filme. Interessante perceber também a mistura de culturas, americana e vietnamita, mostrada muito bem quando Adrian ensina seus alunos a jogar baseball. Acho que posso dizer que essa é a melhor atuação do ator que nos trouxe tanta tristeza ainda nesse ano, falecendo de maneira tão trágica e inesperada.
A trilha sonora é espetacular.
(Obs: Assistir esse filme dublado é um crime)
I had higher expectations...
It was ok.
I thought I'd already seen this back in the day, but it turns out everything I remembered was from listening to the soundtrack (on cassette, because 1987, duh). Good movie, though I think the last act plays it a little safe and shallow. Maybe it's a sign of the times, but I expected it to hit harder once it started stretching beyond pure comedy.
- 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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No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…