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« on: June 11, 2003, 03:07:08 AM »
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This has got to be one of my most favorite movies...  There is really a lot here.. and Im so glad I got this on dvd when I did.. I absolutly am in love with this movie.. and I even went as far to get the soundtrack off of ebay recently...  

Casting was supurb here..  Both wonderful performances from Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.

Not many movies really are able to deeply touch me but this one has a way about it :)
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2003, 12:34:44 AM »
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This has got to be one of my most favorite movies...  There is really a lot here.. and Im so glad I got this on dvd when I did.. I absolutly am in love with this movie.. and I even went as far to get the soundtrack off of ebay recently...  

Casting was supurb here..  Both wonderful performances from Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.

Not many movies really are able to deeply touch me but this one has a way about it :)


i can see how you could relate to a movie about retards , i find your posts to have the same amount of substance that one would get out of deniro in the beginning, but right around the time he starts to catch the ball, he has gone way past your level

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2003, 08:54:00 AM »
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Uh, so yeah- Awakenings was great. Very good ending, too. DeNiro and Williams are both amazing in this....

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2003, 12:09:24 PM »
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Yeah, this is definitely one of my faves. I think it's probably the best non-Scorsese De Niro preformance that I've seen. God, I love the montage with "Time of the Seasons" playing, that is such a great part. Love the whole movie. I wish Robin Williams would do more stuff like this and less One Hour Photo, Insomnia stuff. He really is a great actor.

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2003, 12:13:44 PM »
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Yeah, this is definitely one of my faves. I think it's probably the best non-Scorsese De Niro preformance that I've seen. God, I love the montage with "Time of the Seasons" playing, that is such a great part. Love the whole movie. I wish Robin Williams would do more stuff like this and less One Hour Photo, Insomnia stuff. He really is a great actor.


I dunno... "soulful"/sappy Williams got pretty rancid after a while. Patch Adams or What Dreams May Come, anyone?
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2003, 12:31:30 PM »
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Yeah, this is definitely one of my faves. I think it's probably the best non-Scorsese De Niro preformance that I've seen. God, I love the montage with "Time of the Seasons" playing, that is such a great part. Love the whole movie. I wish Robin Williams would do more stuff like this and less One Hour Photo, Insomnia stuff. He really is a great actor.


I dunno... "soulful"/sappy Williams got pretty rancid after a while. Patch Adams or What Dreams May Come, anyone?


That's true. I haven't seen either of those but yeah, they look pretty sappy. I guess I just meant generally good roles, I don't know. Not serial killer, edgy shit, that's stupid.

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2003, 12:44:22 PM »
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Patch Adams - Better than it's made out to be.

What Dreams May Come - Sappy, but not because of Williams.



If anything, Penny Marshall should go back to doing these kinds of movies like "Awakenings" or "Big" and forgo stuff like "Riding In Cars With Boys".
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2003, 08:59:43 PM »
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Patch is borderline sappy I'd say.  I don't know, perhaps What Dreams May Come is too but I really enjoyed it.  Overall, I love Awakenings.  More brilliant DeNiro... god everything he does.  Some great scenes there with those stares in the wheelchair.  Man.  One hell of a guy.  Hat off.
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