04 March 2011

Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams Shine in "The Fisher King" (1991)

I've always been a Jeff Bridges fan; add co-star Robin Williams that makes this a must-see film for me. Bridges goes from Shock Jock to real human very believably; Williams portrays his psychotic character flawlessly -- it's as if he had been through it himself. With Terry Gilliam directing -- and Mercedes Ruehl's Oscar-winning supporting performance -- you have an almost perfect film. I can't tell you the flaw (that I see) without spoiling the ending. So check out the trailer above; if it looks like your cup of tea, then definitely check this one out. Its themes: redemption, grace and forgiveness -- set in a serious yet often very funny context -- make it a film that warrants ongoing attention.

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