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…
' Big dogs landing on my face!'
One year ago today. RIP Robin Williams.
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…
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…
"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…
Robin Williams macht eine Radio Show in Vietnam und redet sehr schnell, Forest Whitaker lacht komisch #siesindnichtwitzig #dasisteinfachnurkranklieutenant
My favourite Robin Williams role!
"Gooooood Mooorniiiiing, Vietnaaamm!!" Perhaps the most attractive piece of this film is Robin Williams yelling such words. It's a sometimes funny film, but those laughs are small, far, and wide between lots of uninteresting plot pieces. The story is very random, far less moving than it aims to be, and only once had success due to its mockery of the conflict over in Vietnam. Perhaps when the film aired the war was still fresh in our minds and therefore had a more appreciative audience, but I'm not reviewing this film in 1987. I'm reviewing the film in the light it sits today and today it's just not so funny or as interesting as it may have been once. There's…
As I recall, this is the film that made Robin Williams a movie star. Finally given the chance to use his manic standup in a movie, he created a sensation. And started a long string of box office successes. Not to sound like a dope, but I love his comedy riffs much better than the deeper story this movie turns into.
On the surface a light comedy starring Robin Williams, who takes over radio hosting duties for the troops during the Vietnam war. Being the funny DJ who plays great records and cracks jokes for all the Armed Forces, Williams is right at home in a whacky, fun loving role that fits him like a glove. Of course his superiors are unimpressed with the rock music he plays, and his attempt to mix his humour with real stories, updates on things going on in Saigon, where the film takes place. That's where the beating heart of Good Morning Vietnam lies, beyond the signature calling of the film's title itself from Williams every day on the radio.
There's a powerful scene too…
As a film, this is pretty good. As a story...hmm...it has its pros and cons. But as a showcase for Robin Williams at his comedic (and yes, dramatic) peak, it is sensational. Frankly, the bits this movie is the most famous for (Williams' manic, improv-like, stream-of-consciousness routines on the radio mic) are quite dated. Lots of the (pre-70s) references were dated in the late 80s, and they are MORE dated now, they'll fly over many new audience members heads. But these scenes ARE a jaw-dropping example of the unique genius of Mr. Williams, his fearless, peerless ability to go anywhere at lightspeed, and make it funny. Even funnier, perhaps, are some comedic scenes WITHOUT the radio mic - where Cronauer…
I think this is the best performance by Williams ever. He is so charismatic in this movie. The film is fun, fast, witty, refreshing, and quotable as hell. One of the best comedies of all time, with some substance.
This movie was a good excuse for Robin Williams to act like Robin Williams -- energetic, witty, cracking jokes at a frenetic pace. That's not a complaint by the way, because he was hilarious. I feel kind of sad that I've only had a newfound appreciation for him after his death. Don't get me wrong, I liked him before also. But having revisited his films in the last year, I've only come to appreciate even more what a comedic talent he was. He has this quality that makes you feel good and happy, which makes him the perfect choice for this film in which he brightens up soldiers' days as they go to war in Vietnam.
It's been a year now...
A year ago, we lost the great Robin Williams. Robin got a lot of laughs out of me over the years. He made us all laugh, and now he's gone...the world is a little bit less funny now.
I wanted to watch a Williams's film that I hadn't watched before, so I chose this film. Robin is so damn good in this film. He left behind some really great performances.
Just noticed that Levinson, whom I'm a fan of directed this, so that's a plus.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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