Movie and Film Reviews (MFR) Comedy Good Morning Vietnam.

Good Morning Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby, J.T Walsh

Overview: ‘GOOD MORNING VIETNAM’. Where ever you say that, people are going to say Robin Williams. The comic genius over the years has gave us some clever and hilarious characters like, Miss Doubtfire and Patch Adams, but Williams is not only known for his comedy, he is also a very talented actor which has got him nominated and won some Academy Awards. His Performance in Good Will Hunting won him Best supporting actor, he was also nominated for Best actor in Dead Poets Society and of-course Good Morning Vietnam.

The Story: United States Air Force Airman, Adrian Cronaur(Robin Williams), is flew into Saigon to give the Armed Force Radio Service (AFRS) a face lift. Cronaur’s catchphrase and opening line is a rememberable ‘Good Morning Vietnam’. Cronaur meets Private First Class Edward Garlick (Forest Whitaker), wanting one day to be a broadcaster himself, Adrian befriends Edward and gives him advice and tips. On the Air only a couple of weeks and Cronaur seems to be a hit with all the servicemen, receiving hundreds & hundreds of fan mail from his fans. Though not everyone thinks highly of Cronaur. Sergeant Major Dickerson (J.T Walsh) isn’t a big fan, thinking he is rude, vulgar and does not obey orders. Dickerson tries in everyway to get Cronaur transferred, but Cronaurs friends and devoted listeners are not one bit happy.

The Verdict: Comic genius Robin Williams has to take all the credit for this, he is simply an unstoppable force. I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing the part. A very well written script and Williams improvisations are classic. Good Morning Vietnam is a must see and definitely one for the collection.

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