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World According to Garp
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
half a star
World According to Garp Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: With Peter L.
Rating: R Year: 1982 Category: Comedy
Director: George Roy Hill Time: 131 min. Writer: John Irving & Steve Tesich

Mine: Yuck! The best part of the movie is the opening credits of the baby being thrown in the air to the Beatles singing "When I'm Sixty Four". Following that is a bizarre, disjointed story with nothing of interest. I cheeered when Garps mother is shot ( I had been planning it my self). Lithgow gives a good performance. Way too long, or maybe it just seemed that way.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Dazzling (if somewhat loose) adaptation of John Irving's novel, about an unusual young man's journey through life--an adventure shaped in large part by his unorthodox (and unmarried) mother. Absorbing, sure-footed odyssey through vignettes of social observation, absurdist humor, satire, and melodrama; beautifully acted by all, especially Close (in her feature debut) as Garp's mother and Lithgow as a transsexual. Script by Steve Tesich. Director Hill has cameo as pilot who crashes into Garp's house; novelist Irving plays wrestling match referee.
User Reviews:
Elijah's rating:
1 star
(out of 5 stars)
This movie started out O.K. You see I was sick and my Mum said hey why don't we watch this movie because it's supposedly really good and a sort of classic. I thought what the heck. As I said the start wasn't bad and I got a few laughs out of it. But then it went mad. With people dieing for no reason left right and center. People having the wrong moods for wrong things. No real story. It was mad! It was disjointed and one word that sums the whole thing up beautifuly is queer. Well that's my 50 cents worth. Bring on Lassy.
Matt's rating:
(out of 5 stars)
This was a really bad movie, i got so lost and confused. Who was killing who and why. I read the book and if I had not read it prior to watching this movie I would have been really lost. It was nothing like the Book. It skipped main parts and was just plain bad.The characters lacked purpose. what happened to Ellen James she was to live with with Garp. The thing that really got me, or I don't understand what happened to Garp he got taken away in a helocopter but you never saw what happened( maybe by this point I had fell asleep)but still whats with that. After the movie was over I found myself liking the book more than before. I had thought the book was awful before that. But though I slam the movie I still had some parts I thought were ok like the one when Jenny got shot, I was really glad that happened. Also it really got anoying with the whole Idea of lust. We got the point Garp was the horny Bastard son of the Weird Jenny Fields.
Garp's rating:
5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
This was the Best movie ever!!!
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Robin Williams Robin Williams as:
T. S. Garp
Mary Beth Hurt as:
Helen Holm
Glenn Close Glenn Close as:
Jenny Fields
John Lithgow John Lithgow as:
Roberta Muldoon
Hume Cronyn as:
Mr. Fields
Jessica Tandy Jessica Tandy as:
Mrs. Fields
Swoosie Kurtz Swoosie Kurtz as:
The Hooker
James McCall as:
Yougn Garp