I’m an Excellent Driver

Rain Man is not an easy movie to pull off. It’s the story of a man who after the death of his estranged father, discovers he has a long lost brother. The brother in question turns out to be what they used to call an “idiot savant”. Which is about the equivalent of someone with asperger’s syndrome. Playing a character with mental disability is a really difficult thing to pull off. Without making it seem like you’re making fun of them, but Dustin Hoffman pulls it off flawlessly. His performance can elicit laughs without being degrading and feel genuine at the same time. Tom Cruise also does a good job playing a man having to deal with someone with mental disability. It’s a one of a kind movie that only this team can accomplish. A definite recommendation.

Rain Man

Raymond (left) and Charlie (right) make their appearance

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