John's Review of One Hour Photo

  • 18 months ago via Flixster
    One Hour Photo

    One Hour Photo (2002)

    Excellent movie. This is probably my favourite Robin Williams film of all time. It's amazing how he can have so many movies where he plays a goofball, be so iconic at it, and still manage to be convincing in a drama. He is practically the actor that Nicholas Cage wishes he could be, who, in a similar case managed to impress me with his role in Kick Ass.

    The things that really make this movie great basically have to do with its originality and how it stands out as a unique movie. No other movie I have seen has been able to make me cringe, or has had the ability to capture truly convincing social awkwardness, or realism in that aspect, or have a small universe of characters who actually, as in real life, have their own completely unique personalities from each other. None of it feels forced either, it's all natural. None of it is truly predictable. You don't really know how the different characters will react, or how they will treat the protagonist, and there are many moments where you really cannot help but feel bad for the protagonist, and wish that he would just be a bit less socially awkward.

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