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A journey through understanding and fellowship.
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
One of the best road trip films ever made. Tom Cruise + Dustin Hoffman = perfection.
God-DAMN it Cruise! You had a golden ticket! You had a golden chance to make your way! And you fucked it up! YOU FUCKED IT UP! You could have been the next Redford but instead you decided you were going to devote your life to believing in an evil space overlord that trapped a bunch of alien souls in a prehistoric volcano. And thetans. Next thing you know, you're jumping up and down on the Oprah show, denouncing the entire mental health profession. Now you're a one-man definition of irony. Good job there Maverick!
Review In A Nutshell:
Rain Man does not convey themes or a narrative of grand significance, it does not disintegrate the barriers towards mental illness, nor does it innovate the medium, it exists simply in its desire to deliver an intimate narrative, one that strikes those that allow their guards to be lowered, to witness the changing moulds of its leading characters, a relationship that endures through trials and glories, a development that allows itself to be validated. Initially Rain Man may not seem as penetrating as it could be, but never for a moment does it strike a dull chord, constantly interacting and radiating an effect on its audience, it never lazily stamps itself with crowd-pleasing sensibilities but instead…
"He's capable of a lot more than you know!"
One of my favorite films of all time. The way that this film brings out the true meaning and reality of a man and his brother who has autism. A truly emotional film that gets me so into it, that I cry every time that I watch it. Some of the reasons why I think so highly of this film, is that I have personal experience. With my sister having autism, I feel that I am able to truly capture and get into the brilliance and mastermind designed in this cinema. I could not critic this picture in any other way. One way that this film was able to do so…
Barry Levinson’s Rain Man follows in suit with his recent efforts of candied Hollywood Drama’s/Comedy’s, but is carried further than its traditional premise via a fascinating and touching screenplay and a remarkable performance at its centre.
The films portrayal of autistic sufferers is honest and informed without feeling too outlandish, with the struggles of carers and family dealing with suffers indented into the plot. But the focus lies on the relationship between the leads. Charlie is an initially unlikable, savagely selfish yuppie played strongly by Cruise. His cold demeanour is difficult to deal with at first as someone seemingly without good intention, but he is brought back to humanity by Raymond. It’s not often that an actor as well-known and…
"You were in the window. You waved to me, "Bye bye Rain Man", "Bye bye.""
Rain Man is a surprisingly unsentimental film that mixes drama and comedy with successful results. In lesser hands this film could be so mawkish but it works because Tom Cruise's character, Charlie Babbitt is a completely self centred prick. His estranged father has passed away and on being delivered the will Charlie is incensed to hear that his fathers $3 Million dollar estate has been put in a trust fund. This then leads him to the institution where he finds a brother he never knew he had.
Charlie essentially kidnaps his brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman). With a complete lack of understanding for his brothers condition…
Raymond.... what a wonderful story. It had been years since I last saw it and I had forgotten most of it. Touching, and worth definetely more than about hundred dollars! Such a pitty it was dubbed in french......
The first half was slow but i really loved it, i haven't cried for a movie in a while. i was surprised by the music and cinematography
Reto Cinéfilo 2016.
Las actuaciones lo son todo, pero la película es para disfrutar en el momento, y tiene partes emotivas. Pero nada más.
Scavenger Hunt: May 2016 Edition (Item #3)
- #30. A film selected from The Official Max Oxley Top 100™
- Justification: Listed as #65 on this list: letterboxd.com/moxleyox/list/top-100/
I'm sure watching this in 2016 loses some of the marvel that audiences must have felt in the late 1980s. I don't think those high school campaigns where you were encouraged to sign a banner pledging to stop using the "R" word existed in 1988. I think the word "retard" was still used as a benign, "technical" way to describe individuals with learning disabilities.
So yeah, jump ahead nearly three decades later, and the film reads off as an, How Not To Be An Asswipe guide.
I honestly thought I would be…
Supreme Acting Masterpiece
بعد وفاة والده وأثناء تقسيم التركة يتفاجئ شارلي بوجود أخ له مصاب بالتوحد، فيحاول استغلال حالته العقلية للاستحواذ على التركة.
القصة مؤثرة، تحاول ايصال معاناة مرضى التوحد وعائلاتهم، قدراتهم الخاصة، العلاقات الأسرية، الجشع والعديد من المشاعر.
البطل قام بأداء مثالي حصد الأوسكار عليه، التمثيل بصفة عامة كان مثالي.
فيلم إنساني ومؤثر. أنصح به
Rain Man is a movie that everyone remembers for the counting cards scenes, though that's not what the movie's really about. It's about the growing relationship with two brothers with completely different personalities. And that's where it's greatest strength lies.
To me, this is Dustin Hoffman in top form (though I haven't seen Kramer vs. Kramer or the Graduate, shameful to say). Playing an autistic man, he might come off as over-the-top to some, but it was the perfect balance for me. Because unlike other people who have tried to play mentally defective people, they become inconsistent to benefit the movie's plot. So I don't know how accurately Hoffman represents autistic people, but he never breaks, no matter how badly…
This was a fantastic watch that I have been avoiding for 28 years. I am glad my wife talked me into this one as it human dimensions accented early understanding and care of mentally gifted individuals. Its ability to follow the systematic drama, action, and friction plot was well accented by the individual actors and the roles that they played.
The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
Complete list. :-(