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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…
' Big dogs landing on my face!'
One year ago today. RIP Robin Williams.
"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…
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 is fantastic and so is the young Vietnamese boy that play his friend, whose performance during his final monologue is truly brilliant.
I like how this movie has two sides to it, which one is subscribed to is I guess dependent on the on the liberality of the viewer. The good thing is that one side is not forced upon the listener, even after the final climax, it is of course debatable to which extent it is left open, but I definitely feel there is an openness to it, one similar to the treatment of ethical issues explored in the much more recent film, Captain Philips.
Williams has an intoxicating Charisma and I couldn't imagine anyone but him play this part.
NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Mια πολύ ωραία κωμωδία με αντιπολεμικό μήνυμα και την καλύτερη ερμηνεία της καριέρας του Robin Williams.
The world misses you, Robin Williams.
Movie = 3.25/5
Robin Williams = 5/5
Tanto divertida como emocional, Robín Williams nos entrega uno de los personajes más enérgico de su carrera, trayendo su carisma en tiempos difíciles.
E' sempre un piacere vedere uno dei mie attori preferiti fin da quando sono bambina.
Senza Robin Williams sarebbe stato un altro film.
This shows both sides Williams, his great energetic comedy, and his dramatic acting side.
Second viewing, after my first viewing ten years ago. My opinion is still pretty much the same: Williams' performance is the whole show here, and his performance is what makes the film worth revisiting, even when there's not much of a plot and it's always obvious while watching it that most of this stuff never happened to the real Adrian Cronauer (who is a huge right-winger in real life, unlike the more left-wing Williams). The film is strongest whenever it's focused on how much his material means to the troops.
Niet groots, maar het heeft wel wat.
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