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Dan Leo

Lance, I will not be happy until you have in-depthily reviewed every single Robin Williams movie ever made, even the good ones. I would be in ecstasy if you reviewed Patch Adams or that other one where he goes to a candy-colored after-life. But you know what I have some fond memories of? The Survivors, with Walter Matthau.

MorganLvr

Uh, the movie with Sally Field and James Garner was "Murphy's Romance," not "Murphy's Law" !!

Lance

Yipe! Thanks for the correction, Morgan. I don't usually confuse Sally Field with Charles Bronson. I made the edit.

That Fuzzy Bastard

Weirdly, I *love* Death to Smoochy, despite Robin Williams' hideous, mugging presence. Edward Norton turns out to be such a good comic actor (who knew?) that I can endure Williams' horrible schtick.

catherine

you forgot the best part -- it takes place in my town San francisco

Kevin Wolf

Interest in seeing Mrs Doubtfire: big fat zero. Robin Williams in drag is reason enough to avoid, but I have the feeling it's also a button-pusher and I hate button-pushers.

merciless

To underscore your point about Sally and her on-screen romances, see The End with Burt Reynolds. In one scene, Burt's on top, working away, and Sally is underneath, playing with the cat and looking supremely bored. Ouch.

S. Tarzan

Commenter disagrees with the assumption underneath Editor's fear--the quality of a review and the interest that it holds don't necessarily correlate with the quality of the subject matter.

Dan Coyle

This movie is really confounding. Miranda and Danny just aren't likable. Miranda in particular. As David Denby pointed out when the movie first came out, Miranda says, "I didn't like the person I was when Danny made me angry", some would say, "You're doing it to yourself." Danny is at least shown at the beginning doing something that could be considered moral and heroic, despite the fact that it's a totally contrived siuation that would never ever happen. Miranda never gets that chance. Even when she should speak up at the final custody hearing, she doesn't.

And why can't Danny get any work? He's Robin fucking Williams for crying out loud! All those scenes where he does his schtick- no matter how irresponsible he is, he can't get any sort of gig with that material? Even low level nightclub comedy gigs? You kidding me? Dude goes from low level janitor to hosting a children's show overnight.

And BTW, all that crying at the end, "you hug them and they look at you like they wonder why?" If child services is supervising this guy, would even a local TV station be willing to use him?

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