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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.
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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…
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!
One of the best road trip films ever made. Tom Cruise + Dustin Hoffman = perfection.
"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…
Dustin Hoffman is terrific. As is Tom Cruise (80's Cruise just like 80's Hanks is pure magic). And Hans Zimmer's score... glorious.
Could've been shorter though. And used more Valeria Golino.
A moving drama starring Dustin Hoffman.
Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise are both so great in the film, and it is a terrific road trip movie. There's usually a reason when a piece of pop culture becomes so iconic and gets referenced regularly, and that's because, simply put, the thing is good. Rain Man is a terrific story told well, that's that.
Best Picture Oscar Winner 1988
Rain Man leaves such an emotional impression by it's ending that it almost masks the other two hours of sheer boredom. Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman provide serviceable acting, but their constant bickering makes the majority of the film an irritating watch. A bond between the two leads doesn't build throughout as one would expect; it only appears after Cruise's immense greed is appeased. Worse yet, nothing of worth really even happens during their drawn out road trip. A movie like this needs to be more comedic, or at least light-hearted, if it wants to refrain from being unpleasant.
Wanna see a movie that will make you feel good at the end. This is it.
yeah I'm not exactly great at reviewing dramas.
A "bromance" in the best sense of the word. Terrific performances by both Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman as reunited brothers who take a transformative road trip together.
I finally watched this movie!
I can understand why Rain Man is a classic but I don't understand why it won Best Picture. 1988 must have been a down year.
Like everyone says Hoffman is amazing as Charlie. This is also one of Timmy Tom Cruise Mapother's best roles.
But even though the performances, direction, and Zimmer's score hit the mark, Rain Man is a fairly shallow work. Cruise is a selfish yuppie who's only out for himself until his autistic brother teaches him about being genuine. It's touching, but really that's all there is for this movie to offer. That, and misconceptions about autistic savants and the legality of counting cards.
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