The Fisher King 1991 ★★★★

I hadn't even heard of this Terry Gilliam movie before a few months ago. I've seen a number of his films, yet this one completely escaped me until Filmspotting (a great podcast) did a Top 5 list of the best "redemption" films where they discussed The Fisher King. About a week after I listened to that podcast, I saw the DVD on sale for $5 at Best Buy and picked it up (where it sat on my shelf unwatched for some time - like 75% of all the other films I buy). Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges are great in this and really strike a chord with the viewer. And though the film is directed by Gilliam, it's fairly straightforward, though there are definitely some hints of that famous insanity at times. Regardless, The Fisher King is worth your time.

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