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Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but caught in a downward spiral, he must, in addition, face the father who never really understood him, while trying to balance his newly precarious existence Written by
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Feel good movie for anyone who thinks their life is bad.........
Like a whirlpool, this downward spiral of a movie has many redeeming qualities, but anything the slightest bit upbeat would not be among them. Robin Williams and Jerry Stiller carry the burden of taking what could have been a real turnoff of a film, and making it at least enlightening. "Seize the Day" is all about relationships, most of which are so flawed, and beyond saving, that hopelessness gradually smothers whatever hope you might have had for a better outcome. The 50s look, script, and acting are very good. I say this, if you go in expecting great 50s atmosphere, fine screenplay, and believable characters, you will not be disappointed. - MERK
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