A belligerent man finds out he has 90 minutes to live and uses that
time to attempt to reconnect with his estranged wife and son.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
Written by Daniel Taplitz
Starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis,
Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater
Based on the film The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum
I truly don't understand why every critic panned this film across the board. I felt that The Angriest Man in Brooklyn was an enjoyable, heartfelt dramedy with a great cast that didn't deserve all the hate it received. For one, Robin Williams plays one of his most realistic characters and after his untimely death, the film appears to be a cry for help.
There are many lines and moments in the film that remind me of Robin Williams's tragic suicide. The entire third act seems almost like the film is saying goodbye to him. This made the film a lot more poignant and I think more people should give it another chance.
The writing isn't the best, as the film does become awfully predictable at times. Be that as it may, the film does not suffer because of it. There are plenty of times to laugh and plenty of times to cry and as I said before, the critics were wrong with this one.