inspired by Jack Bower's most recent list, I decided to do an interactive list where you just comment your favorite…
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…
Tom Cruise has reached more "+" status for me now since I saw Top Gun and this beautiful beautiful film.
"I asked you a week ago: Why didn't anyone ever tell me I had a brother? You didn't have an answer.
"I don't know. I just realized I'm not pissed off anymore... my father cut me out of his will. You probably knew he tried to contact me over the years. I never called him back. I was a prick. If he was my son and didn't return my calls, I'd have written him out.
"But it's not about the money anymore. You know, I just don't understand. Why didn't he tell me I had a brother? Why didn't anyone ever tell me that I had a brother?
"Because it'd have been nice to know him for more than just the past six days."
Oscar Bait the Road Trip
You know i just realized I don't need to put the score there. 2 out of 5 is obviously 4/10. I'm going to stop doing it.
I like both lead performances. The film drags a lot of scenes out which makes the runtime pretty long
Dustin Hoffman's performance in this movie is so good, I'm surprised he didn't actually become autistic for the part.
Good movie from beginning to end.
Nothing stands out except the acting though.
But seriously, Tom Cruise is practically a Demi-God, there's not two ways about it, and Dustin Hoffman gives a God-Tier performance.
I don't know what else to say about it really.
The cinematography was pretty impressive for some parts in a The Graduate kind of way.
That paired with the soundtrack, which was very strange, made a unique atmosphere for the film.
I liked it overall, but it's just kind of weird, you know?
Hot water burn baby!
Who gets their underpants from Kmart? Like for real tho
Watched in Seoul on DVD
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
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