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Rain Man
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2 Stars
Rain Man Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: With Jessica
Rating: R Year: 1988 Category: Drama
Director: Barry Levinson Time: 133:00:00 min. Writer: Ronald Bass

Reviews
Mine: Maybe I just can't stand Tom Cruise. I did not like "Rain Man". Good performace by Hoffman. Just yucky. Left me flat. When are we supposed to like Charlie Babbitt? Ever? I never did.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Young, self-centered hotshot goes home to the Midwest for his father's funeral, and learns not only that he's been cut out of his inheritance, but that he has a grown brother who's autistic, and who's been kept in an institution for most of his life. The balance of the film details the growing relationship between the two men. Top-drawer performances from Hoffman, as the idiot savant, and Cruise, as his selfish sibling, make this a must-see, even though the story meanders and becomes predictable. That's director Levinson as the examining psychiatrist near the end. Winner of Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Actor (Hoffman), and Screenplay (Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow).
User Reviews:
Leigh's rating:
3.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
I agree, I never quite got attatched to Charlie (Cruise's character) even when he became a "good" guy. But it's worth watching -- several times perhaps -- simply for Hoffman. He is amazing. I absolutly love him. The score I gave the film was, in all honesty, brought down because of Cruise.
Leigh (again)'s rating:
None Given
(out of 5 stars)
And Bonnie Hunt has a fun little role! Watch for her!
Leigh (again)'s rating:
3.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
And Bonnie Hunt has a fun little role. Watch for it.
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Cast
Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman as:
Raymond Babbitt
Tom Cruise Tom Cruise as:
Charlie Babbitt
Valeria Golino as:
Susanna
Bonnie Hunt Bonnie Hunt as:
Sally Dibbs
Gerald R. Molen as:
Dr. Bruner
Ralph Seymour as:
Lenny
Jack Murdock as:
John Mooney
Bruno Kirby Bruno Kirby as:
Salesman