If you've never seen this fantastic film, here's a quick synopsis: Robin Williams tells the stories of five ordinary men during different parts of mankind's history - and prehistory, as witnessed in the first story of a caveman who is raising a family near the beach. The second story follows a slave to a Roman politician. The third story is about a Renaissance-era man who is shipwrecked with several others on an African beach. The fourth is about a chap who is trying to find his way home and meets a beautiful foreign woman along the way. The fifth and final story is about a modern-day divorcee who is trying to bond with his children during a weekend visit.
Perhaps the drawing part about this film is the fact that the characters are not Marc Antony, Shakespeare, or any other famous figure. They're ordinary humans, regular people, common persons who possibly could have existed. And in the short amount of time we get to know them, they are gone and replaced by another regular Joe who draws us in as well.
I love Robin Williams, even in serious roles. The stories told are endearing and I rather wish they were longer. And really, isn't that the point of entertainment? to leave the audience wanting more?
Well done, Robin. Well done.
- Actors: John Turturro, Anna Galiena, Vincent D'Onofrio, Hector Elizondo, Lorraine Bracco
- Directors: Bill Forsyth
- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Warner Bros. Digital Dist
- DVD Release Date: 7 July 2010
- Run Time: 122 minutes
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- ASIN: B003IQBLSI
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