Robin Williams Movie

A retrospective of some of the films that featured Robin Williams. A chance to re-view his work, discuss it, and appreciate what he gave the world through his work.

Posts for this club should be tagged: robinwilliamsmovie_club.

August 15

Movie: World's Greatest Dad

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 11:06 AM - 7 comments

August 2

Movie: Man of the Year

A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 12:13 PM - 2 comments

July 18

Movie: Boulevard

A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 9:07 AM - 1 comment

July 3

Movie: Insomnia

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 1:49 PM - 9 comments

June 20

Movie: Death to Smoochy

When Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, is hired to replace kids show host Rainbow Randall, he doesn't realize that children's entertainment is anything but child's play. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 6:05 PM - 12 comments

June 6

Movie: Bicentennial Man

An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 7:48 PM - 5 comments

May 23

Movie: Jakob the Liar

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob brings hope to the Jewish ghetto through inventing radio broadcasts of Allied advances and Nazi defeats. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 9:49 AM - 3 comments

Robin Williams Movie Club

To discuss the organization of the films of the Robin Williams Movie Club. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 9:27 AM - 7 comments

May 7

Movie: What Dreams May Come

Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) has died in a car crash only to find himself in a spectacular and ever-changing afterlife. Except it can't really be that great without his wife, Annie (Annabella Sciorra), who has committed suicide and thus gone to some other place, he learns from his afterlife host Albert (Cuba Gooding, Jr). Chris decides to embark on a rescue mission with the help of The Tracker (Max von Sydow). [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel at 10:41 PM - 7 comments

April 25

Movie: Good Will Hunting

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 7:25 AM - 34 comments

April 11

Movie: Hamlet

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 6:06 AM - 12 comments

March 28

Movie: Jack

Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 7:31 AM - 5 comments

March 14

Movie: The Birdcage

The owners of a cabaret and drag queen revue must play it straight when their son brings his fiance and her ultra-conservative politico parents over for dinner. [more inside]
posted by rue72 at 11:10 AM - 11 comments

February 28

Movie: Jumanji

Jumanji! When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. [more inside]
posted by leesh at 7:17 AM - 7 comments

February 16

Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 7:17 PM - 19 comments

January 31

Movie: Toys

When a military general inherits a toy making company and begins making war toys, his employees band together to stop him before he ruins the name of Zevo Toys forever. [more inside]
posted by leesh at 7:24 AM - 12 comments

January 19

Movie: Aladdin

A princess, Jasmin, and a genie, Genie, both wish for more freedom than the constraints of their roles in the world allow. Jafar, grand vizer to the princess's father, has already reduced the sultan to a puppet, and now sets his sites on becoming the princess's and the genie's new -- and likely less-than-benevolent -- master. To escape his clutches, Jasmin and Genie pin their hopes of freedom on the genie's current master and a wanna-be suitor to the princess, a relatively humane street-urchin-turned-prince named Aladdin. Will Jasmin and Genie succeed in avoiding Jafar's machinations? Will they ever be free? [more inside]
posted by rue72 at 7:22 PM - 15 comments

January 1

Movie: Hook

Grown-up Peter Pan (Robin Williams) learns what's REALLY important in life when Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children. [more inside]
posted by leesh at 11:40 AM - 11 comments

December 29

Movie: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 12:39 PM - 2 comments

December 23

Movie: The Fisher King

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 12:22 AM - 13 comments

December 13

Movie: Awakenings

Directed by Penny Marshall in 1990, Awakenings focuses on a group of patients frozen in a trance like state until Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) begins to experiment with a drug called L-DOPA. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 8:55 AM - 9 comments

November 25

Movie: Dead Poets Society

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to appreciate poetry and make the most of their lives. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:18 PM - 7 comments

November 15

Movie: Good Morning, Vietnam

An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:57 AM - 2 comments

November 1

Movie: Seize the Day

Salesman Tommy Wilhelm packs up for New York City to try to repair the pieces of his broken life. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 4:14 PM - 1 comment

October 18

Movie: The Best of Times

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:30 AM - 3 comments

October 4

Movie: Moscow on the Hudson

When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 2:19 PM - 3 comments

September 19

Movie: The Survivors

Robin Williams and Walter Matthau team up and arm themselves to the teeth in The Survivors. Part of the Robin Williams Movie Club Series. [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax at 9:13 PM - 4 comments

September 6

Movie: The World According to Garp

Based on the 1978 best-selling novel by John Irving, the film follows the life of writer T.S. Garp (Robin Williams), the son of unmarried, unorthodox feminist Jenny Fields. [more inside]
posted by scody at 4:07 PM - 11 comments

August 23

Movie: Popeye

The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:24 AM - 21 comments

August 21

Movie: One Hour Photo

An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:13 AM - 9 comments