#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a “serious” writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
Plot: Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a “serious” writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
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Garp bit Bonkie
this is the only movie of robin williams’ that i can sit through. in every other movie (too many to count), robin drops character more than once and becomes mr. lovable comedian. not because the script calls for it, but because i think he gets uncomfortable with acting and finds it easier to go back to his roots. even “good will hunting,” where he is his most restrained in years. it helps that George Roy Hill is an amazing director, and that the story is odd enough that robin doesn’t have to invent something weird to keep him interesting. glenn close and john lithgow are amazing in their roles. and robin is touching and funny without going overboard. a nice, quirky American classic. and who doesn’t love the Beatles “When I’m 64”?
Clue anyone? Or, What, no death by hanging?
Many others have commented on the John Irving novel that this film is supposed to be based upon. I haven’t read the book, but how true this movie is to the source doesn’t matter in critiquing the film itself. “The World According to Garp” is a hodgepodge of events in the life of the main character, Garp, played by Robin Williams. Others saw some good performances in the film, but it’s hard to pin down characters with this script, the directing and film editing. The film bounces all over the place with little cohesion.
An example is in Garp’s character who gets emotional over his mom’s death (Jenny Fields played by Glenn Close). But earlier, when his youngest son Walter is killed in a car accident in which everyone else is hurt, the film skips right over it. There’s one reference to Walter’s being gone between Garp and his wife, Helen, played by Mary Beth Hurt. But no signs of emotion from either one. That’s where there should have been a real outpouring of grief by both parents. Anyone who knows anything about life realizes that children are not supposed to die before their parents. So, it’s hard for this viewer to believe the sincerity of emotion Williams shows at times. The notion of the actor trying to portray a feeling seems to hang over those scenes.
Others noted that Close’s character seems aloof much of the time. She often seems to have something else on her mind. She’s matter-of-fact in everything she does. So, there’s no warmth or life to her character. John Lithgow as the trans-gender Roberta probably gives the best performance, but it’s not exceptional. The rest of the characters are fair in their roles.
At one point in the film, the Clue board game came to mind. There were so many different mishaps and tragedies happening, it seemed like a catalog for a board game. It has rape (female of a male no less), murder, sex, car death, attempted suicide, male and female nudity, shootings, adultery, sex change, self-mutilation, prostitution, solicitation (by a mother for her son yet), an airplane crash, road rage, and several near accidents. All this in a film that is supposed to be first, a comedy. I’m surprised that there wasn’t an abortion, to go along with the rest of the “humor.”
Others have noted the incoherence of this film. I suspect that the number of things that qualify this as an R-rated film would turn many viewers away. I can laugh at good film efforts to poke fun at serious subjects. But this isn’t a good effort, and it can’t be considered a spoof with all its aberrations. For instance, two shooting instances to kill people are hardly good fodder for laughs. And, what do they spoof? The best that can be said about “The World According to Garp” is that it has some nice camera shots of New England coastal scenes.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 16 min (136 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director George Roy Hill
Writer John Irving (novel), Steve Tesich (screenplay)
Actors Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Warner Bros.
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA
Film Length 3,740 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm