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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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Director Tony Richardson reportedly wanted to simultaneously make two films based on John Irving's "Hotel New Hampshire." Timothy Hutton would have appeared in both films. See more »
In the award ceremony scene, numerous Austrian flags are show, but all are the civil/merchant version. As an official government function, the flags would have been the state flag (the government flag.) Unlike the United States, Austria and many other nations have multiple national flags for different purposes (government, civilian/merchant, military, on shore versus afloat, etc.) Austria's state flag bears the national coat of arms in the centre, overlapping into both of the red bars. The vertical version of the state flag has the coat of arms turned 90 degrees and placed within a shield. None of the flags in the scene bore the coat of arms. 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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