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Being Human (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  6 May 1994 (USA)
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One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

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One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

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From the dawn of time man has struggled for just four things: Food. Safety. Someone to love. And a pair of shoes that fit. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and elements of sensuality and violence | See all certifications »
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6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,519,366 (USA)
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Feature film debut of Ewan McGregor. See more »

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[first lines]
The Storyteller: This is the story of a story. Once upon a time there was this story, and the story said to itself, how should I begin?
Hector: Try the usual way.
The Storyteller: What, in the dark with a man and a woman, in a story that is still to tell itself?
Hector: Well, you've got to start somewhere. Say, long long ago... Or, far far away... Or, another time in a different distant country... Or just, once...
The Storyteller: That's good. "Far away", so you know the place is close to your own heart. "Once" is nice, so we know that it always ...
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Probably Williams' best work
28 May 2000 | by (rochester ny usa) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite Bill Forsythe picture, and probably Robin Williams' best work in one of those subdued yet utterly involved performances we all know he's capable of (_What Dreams May Come_, _...Garp_, _Good Will Hunting_, etc.) yet seldom see from him. It's much more serious than Forsythe's prior work (Local Hero, Comfort & Joy, etc.), but shares with them his quietly surreal sensibility.

Excellent supporting cast, and Forsythe's peculiar talent for making gray skies and barren landscapes seem beautiful is strongly in evidence. I waited eagerly for this to hit theatres, but it was apparently pulled from release; I hope to see it on a big screen someday.

This is not a movie that rewards casual viewing -- but more serious, involved viewing is repaid handsomely.


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