Pinhole Movie Reviews

Good Morning, Vietnam by William
August 19, 2014, 4:03 am
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In the mid-60s, Robin Williams gets sent to Vietnam to serve as a radio DJ for the US troops. Naturally, his Robin Williamsian antics make him instantly beloved by the troops, but the humorless higher-ups make his job as difficult as they can. Also, it’s Vietnam in the 1960s, so the military situation isn’t exactly getting better all the time.

The style of comedy in this movie is now somewhat dated, characteristic of the 80’s (i.e. lots of voices and such), perhaps because Robin Williams himself was such a huge comedic force in that decade. The movie isn’t unfunny, but you will find it “fun to watch” more than you will actually fall out of your chair laughing. The story is fine, typical fight-the-powers-that-be fare, but I do award this movie extra points for including at least one foreign character (the woman in whom Williams is interested) who does not speak unreasonably good English. Worth Checking Out.

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