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Robin's Wish (2020)

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An intimate portrait of Robin Williams and his invulnerable spirit, Robin's Wish is the story of what really happened to one of the greatest entertainers of all time - and what his mind was fighting.

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Tylor Norwood

Writers:

Tylor Norwood (story by), Scott Fitzloff (story by)

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Susan Schneider Susan Schneider ... Self (as Susan Schneider Williams)
Bruce Miller Bruce Miller ... Self
Walter Koroshetz Walter Koroshetz ... Self
Mike Mullen Mike Mullen ... Self
Carter Ham Carter Ham ... Self
Elaine Rogers Elaine Rogers ... Self
Chad Nordwall Chad Nordwall ... Self
Tony Tom Tony Tom ... Self
Johnny Steele Johnny Steele ... Self
John R. Montgomery ... Self (as John Montgomery)
Shawn Levy ... Self
David E. Kelley ... Self
Glenn Davis Glenn Davis ... Self
Mort Sahl ... Self
Jon Hepper Jon Hepper ... Self
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In August 2014, the world was shocked to find out that Robin Williams had died by suicide. For someone who brought so much humor to the world, it was a tragic, traumatic end. But no one knew how much more there was to the story. Left to speculate on Robin's motives, the media circus spun out further and further, leaving the public in the dark about a complicated and obscured truth: Robin - bright, funny, quick witted - had lost a battle against an unknown enemy: the nearly impossible to diagnose brain disease Lewy body dementia. Knowing the truth can make all the difference. LBD is a disease that, while all too common, is unknown to most, and without a diagnosis causes heightened fear, paranoia and confusion. In the end, Robin may have lost his final battle with dementia, but he succeeded at his lifelong goal - To make people less afraid. This is Robin's wish.

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David E. Kelley: I think it's important that the truth comes out because there are so many affirmative things that Robin stood for and we want to believe in all of them. We want to believe in him. And there's a danger that his suicide could occasion people to think, 'Oh, he wasn't what we thought he was. We didn't know him after all.' Um, but we did.
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Thought Provoking and Interesting
14 September 2020 | by bruno-83See all my reviews

We have all seen or heard Robin Williams in some form of media where he has made us laugh or simply enjoyed his performance. This documentary tells us the story of his battle with Lewy Body Dementia and up until his passing having not being diagnosed. Susan takes us on her journey of finding out and understanding LBD explaining and telling us of Robin's symptoms and struggles with it. Interviewing people who were close to him, this documentary is mostly a sad journey but incredibly interesting and thought provoking. If only Robin knew what he was dealing with instead of the unknown, he may have been able to manage his thoughts and feelings better. I highly recommend this documentary even just to capture this brilliant comedian's life of giving and leaving us so many laughs.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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6-Track Stereo

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16:9 HD
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