Terry Gilliam deliver another eccentric comedy that combines romance, surrealistic fantasy and drama into one nice cauldron of motion picture history. It is also the most accessible of his films with crowd-pleasing warmth and atmosphere. Robin Williams fit perfectly as a tragic alcoholic. Mercedes Ruehl do the role of her lifetime too.
there isn't enough synonym for the word 'astonishing' to describe Robin Williams in this. Terry Gilliam shared his magical realism, and I found it beautiful to see the contrast between normal and out of this world, modern and classic. Only Terry Gilliam can turned stacks of yellow cabs in New York into as a beautiful metaphor.
This is definitely something one would not expect from Terry Gilliam. A wonderful but not so much fantastical New York story about madness, fighting inner demons and love conquering in the end. One of the reason it deserves its stars is for the unbelievably well matching Bridges-Williams team
Has its moments, and as with Gilliam a strong visual and comedic style. It is a bit of a mess however, and puts forth a sort of odd message that is sweet on the surface, but actually seems to encourage indulging the mentally delusional in their said delusions, and avoiding confronting past traumatic events as opposed to dealing with them. Robin Williams is great though, as is the rest of the cast.