The World According to Garp ()

directed by George Roy Hill
featuring Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn

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The 1982 film version of the John Irving novel The World According to Garp attempts to captures the quirky spirit while condensing the Irving original. Robin Williams plays the title character, the son of unmarried, unorthodox feminist Jenny Fields (Glenn Close, in her film debut). Every effort made by Jenny to broaden Garp's outlook on life -- she even arranges for him to spend the night with a hooker (Swoosie Kurtz) -- crams more fears and phobias into his psyche. Aspiring to become a novelist, Garp succeeds in this goal ...

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aspiemom

Sep 27, 2014

Robin's Rotten Egg

Thought it would be good...(Robin Williams is such a great actor, as is Glenn Close) but what a disappointing storyline. Do not watch with children! Descriptions of raping the incapacitated are supposed to be funny? Sex with anyone anywhere is supposed to be funny? More like animal behavior, (and not higher thinking mammals at that.) Not funny, not good drama, just a waste of time. Watch Mrs. Doubtfire again if you want to see Robin. P.S. "Toys" is worse!

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