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.
I'm glad I checked this movie out. I saw that Criterion released and it's of course by the great Terry Gilliam. Highly recommend this one. Everybody in this movie is excellent, fantastic cast. Entertaining story and there's so much to love about this movie.
It's easy to see Gilliam was out to prove his financial viability after Munchausen, and the result is part brilliant fairy tale, part wrongheaded indulgence, and part faceless hokum. But there's richer ideas here than I remembered, particularly about how people connect to media. Sad realization #1: video stores already look ancient. Sad realization #2: if Gilliam made a movie this good today, we'd throw him a parade.