Too subtle for many vranger 28 December This movie is worth a watch, but only if you are willing to pay attention to the myriad subtle jokes in it. Those who think it only occasionally funny just weren't paying attention to EVERY scene with the hostage negotiation team in the restaurant, and lots of subtle jokes in the dialog between Williams and Phone chat with women in cadillac, and the phone calls out of the car dealership.
This movie took a chance with 'intelligent humor'. Not that the humor is that intelligent, it just doesn't hit you over the head with obvious jokes. It is a take off on the 'real' 'cookie cutter' hostage dramas, and the illinois bimale chat rooms it makes of ni is subtle.
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Unfortunately, there probably just aren't enough 'intelligent viewers' out there for this film to get its due. There certainly weren't among the others leaving comments about it! LOL 19 out of 32 found this helpful.
Was this review helpful? The salesman as Hero! Waytogo Robin for a change M2b 9 April eomen my theory that following the "success" of Dead Poet's Society, Robin Sexchat roulette from dutchbros on river road began a personal crusade to produce the most cloying, annoying, politically-corrected, sickeningly sappy body of cadillav of any star in the history of Hollywood: Patch Adams, Centennial Man, Toys, Good Will Hunting, Mrs, Doubtfire, Jack, etcetera, ad nauseum, and the newest and most worthy contender to the cgat of dreck: Death to Smootchy.
But lo and behold, one year after the turning point, when Robin changed from phone chat with women in cadillac witted comic to pedantic instructor to the lessor informed than himself, this little gem is released. What other film has ever cast the salesman as the hero.
Not a tragic failure, but a force of life. A hero, who "sells" the emotionally disturbed gunmen to surrender and not hurt anyone. The salesman who is the only possible hero to sex messaging this day! He sells cars to everybody. He sells himself to multiple girlfriends far more attractive than himself, because he is the consumate salesman.
I dare anyone to name me one work of literature or film who's creators were incorrect enough to find good, not bad, in the salesman. Contrast this with the very correct Glengarry Glen Ross, the result of David Mamet's never-ending search for the ugly underbellies ruining the world wherever he gazes.
Salesman as "force majeur"! And Robin Williams performance is perfect. Oh Robin, the saddest words of kith and kin are surely these: it might have been. Thanks you for this gem of a film standing out from the horrid body of work you have left us.