Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.
The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters. Written by
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If you experienced "The World According To Garp" and found it witty, delightful and totally unpredictable, then be happily surprised all over again when you join the fun and games that go on at the...Hotel New Hampshire
Screen acting debut of Joely Richardson, although she is reputed to have appeared as a baby in an earlier film of her father's, "The Charge Of The Light Brigade". See more »
Derry, New Hampshire is spelled "Dairy" [sic] in the film. It is also spelled "Dairy" in John Irving's original novel which this movie was based on. Nonetheless, the town of Derry's high school is a private school just as in the film (i.e., the town pays tuition for its students to attend the private school). Its name is Pinkerton Academy and its colors are red and silver/white, vice the "Dairy High School" and blue and white of the film. See more »
Mr. Win Berry:
If we can't get strong from what we lose, what we miss, what we want and can't have... then we could never get strong enough, could we? What else makes us strong?
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The opening credits misspell the word "association" as "associatiation". See more »
I can't believe no one ever bothered writing about this wonderful film. Though it is in many way American most cast and the author of the book on which the book is based are American but this is one of the least American films I know. It is so European the director, the locale that is half the time Europe and the very daring subject matters simply make this a real gem. It is a story of a family with the oddest characters and the most horrible disasters. And yet they persevere. `Keep Passing the Open Windows" the motto that represents both danger of suicide and hope.
It is funny, sad, emotional and insightful. The course of events may be too quick for some, but as in life it's so very unexpected.
I love `The World According to Garp' as well, as movie and book and these two share a lot in common. And how can anyone resist watching a film with such a wonderful cast Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane, Beau Bridges, Wallace Shawn, Matthew Modine, Wilford Brimley, Nastassja Kinski and Amanda Plummer And Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster never looked cuter. The story spans many years and places, and would touch on subject matters such as raising children, music, incest, homosexuality, communism, psychology, terrorism, writing, racism, hotel management and the recurring subjects with John Irving at least in what I read airplanes and bears (see Garp again for these too).
A film that leaves you with a feeling of hope and a wish that you also knew these wonderful people. Don't miss it.
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