Middle-aged romances are rare on the big screen, so it's frustrating that this one is so badly compromised by a series of contrived plot points. One gimmick wasn't enough for director-cowriter Arie Posin, who continually twists and turns the events in ways that are both bizarre and melodramatic. Within this, Annette Bening and Ed Harris still manage to create intriguing characters, but it becomes increasingly difficult to care when the screenwriters clearly have trouble on their minds.
It opens as Nikki (Bening) is flooded with memories of her husband Garret (Harris), who died five years ago while they were vacationing in Mexico. Now that their daughter (Jess Weixler) is moving away from home in Los Angeles to attend college in Seattle, Nikki has time to think. Although she wants to remain friends and nothing more with her lusty widowed neighbour Roger (Robin Williams), an old friend of Garret's. Then Nikki meets a man who looks uncannily like Garret and begins stalking him. Tom (Harris again) is an art professor, and when Nikki gets up the nerve to talk to him, she knows she's going to a very odd place.
The film is like a variation on Vertigo, as Posin plays up the freaky doppelganger storyline to add a heightened sense of dangerous tension. But it's not so easy for the audience to accept such a set-up, when one honest conversation would solve everything. Instead, Nikki lies to everyone she knows, hides Tom from them and then lies to Tom as well. It's difficult to take a romance seriously when it has such a fraudulent foundation. Thankfully, Bening gives Nikki a fragility that makes her sympathetic, and her interaction with Harris bristles with unexpected connections because they are experiencing their blossoming relationship in such strikingly different ways. Both of them add layers of interest to their characters that make them engaging between the lines. Sadly, Williams' character never gets a chance to evolve.
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Zak Williams, the son of the late Robin Williams, has described how his family are coping since his father's death in August.
Robin Williams' son has opened up how his family is coping after his father's death.
Robin Williams at the CBS Upfront in New York in May 2013.
Robin Williams is believed to have been suffering from a form of dementia, which caused hallucinations.
Robin Williams' tragic suicide could have been triggered by Lewy Body Dementia, sources connected with his family have confirmed. The celebrity gossip site TMZ obtained documents showing that the late actor was struggling with the disease, which disrupts normal human functions with abnormal protein deposits on the brain.
Robin Williams [L] in The Fisher King, for which he won his third Oscar nomination
The lewy body form of dementia is commonly associated with Parkinson's and sufferers are said to get severe side effects from Parkinson's medication. Hallucinations are said to be one of the most common side effects, with patients seeing phantom objects, people or animals. According to TMZ, the patients often try to communicate and interact with the illusions, though it is not clear whether Williams experienced this.
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The 63 year old actor died from suicide by hanging, the official investigation concluded.
The autopsy of the late actor Robin Williams has returned a finding that neither alcohol nor drugs were in his system at the time of his death. In a statement upon the conclusion of the investigation, the Marin County Coroner’s Office officially ruled that his death was a suicide by hanging.
Robin Williams' autopsy reveals that was clean of alcohol and drugs when he committed suicide
Williams was found dead at his home by his personal assistant in North California on August 11th at the age of 63. His death had preliminarily been declared as a suicide, but in a statement at the time by his representative revealed that Williams had been suffering from “severe depression” in the days before.
Continue reading: Autopsy Finds Robin Williams Was Clean Of Alcohol And Drugs
Robin Williams' final movie may never make it to the big screen for financial reasons.
The final movie of the late Robin Williams, Boulevard, may never make it to screens. The film scored excellent reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this year though a lack of financial backing has put an end to plans for a cinematic release.
Robin Williams [L] has numerous career highlights, including Insomnia, with Al Pacino [R]
Williams committed suicide in August, just weeks after the movie had its premiere in Manhattan. It stars the Oscar-winner as married man Nolan Mack, who struggles to come to terms with his sexuality and falling in love with a gay prostitute.
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Williams had described ‘Boulevard’ as “a beautiful, sad movie".
Boulevard, the final film of the late Robin Williams, may never make it to theatres, due to problems with finding a mainstream distributer.
Williams' last movie, Boulevard may never make it to theatres
In the film, made by Camellia Entertainment, Williams plays Nolan Mack a middle-aged married man who struggles with his sexuality before falling in love with a gay prostitute. Kathy Baker stars as Nolan’s wife Joy while Roberto Aguire plays Leo, the young prostitute whom Nolan falls for.
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Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg were among the speakers at the service, which was also attended by Williams’ wife and three children.
A private memorial service has been held for Robin Williams six weeks after the actor tragically took his own life. The ceremony took place on Saturday (September 27th) at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre and celebrated Williams’ life with songs and stories.
The life of Robin Williams was celebrated in San Fransico on Saturday
Williams’ widow Susan Schneider and his three children Zak, Zelda, and Cody all spoke at the ceremony along with friends of the actor who shared anecdotes. The ‘Celebration of Life’ was opened by Williams’ longtime friend Billy Crystal who is said to have led a tearful tribute, according to the New York Daily News.
The third and final instalment of 'Night At The Museum' will be out in time for Christmas, and sees old characters return and new ones join.
Another treat is in store for movie fans this Christmas as the family favourite Night At The Museum returns for a third and final instalment. Entitled Secret of the Tomb, it follows on from 2009's Battle of the Smithsonian.
Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb will be released on December 19th
When the mystical powers of the Tablet of Ahkmenrah that animates that museum’s exhibits at night begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) realises he must travel the globe and meet up with new characters and old favourites in order to restore the artefact’s powers before it disappears forever. Cue a journey to London!
Following on from the discovery that New York Natural History Museum's exhibits come to life after dark, security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is faced with a new problem. After confronting the curator, Dr. McPhee (Ricky Gervais), about the exhibits steadily losing consciousness, Daley and friends must travel to England to try to restore power to The Tablet of Ahkmenrah - the ancient artefact that grants life to the museum. In an adventure which spans the globe, Daley and company must meet up with new characters in an attempt to restore the magic before the figures lives end permanently.
The grieving daughter of Robin returned to the social media site to post a inspiring message concerning bullies.
Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late comedian Robin Williams, has decided to return to Twitter nearly three weeks after she previously left due to receiving a large amount of abusive messages about her father committing suicide.
Zelda left Twitter after receiving abusive messgaes about her late father
On Monday afternoon (Sept 1st), the 25 year-old actress took to the social media site and wrote "Thank you," along with a link to her Tumblr page that includeed a touching message about being bullied.
The 63 year-old's ashes were scattered off the coast of Marin County , near his home in Tiburon, California.
Robin Williams' final resting place will be very close to home. The legendary comedian was reportedly cremated and his ashes were scattered in the San Francisco Bay on August 12th, just one day after he committed suicide.
Robin Williams' ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay
More precisely, Williams' final resting place was off the Coast of Marin County in Tiburon, Calif, where his house was, a death certificate dated Wednesday (Aug 20th) and obtained by Radar Online, stated.
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The 67 year-old talk show host spoke of his and the late comedian's 38-year friendship, and recalled first meeting him at West Hollywood's Comedy Store in the 70's.
David Letterman is no different to the many celebrities and stars who knew Robin Williams, he was extremely upset to hear the news of the legendary comedian's suicide nine days ago, which was obvious when the emotional talk show host opened up about their 38-year friendship.
Robin Williams committed suicide on Monday Aug 11th
When the tragic news of Williams' death broke, Letterman's 'Late Show' was on a break, but on Monday's show (Aug 18th) he made up for lost time by airing an extended tribute for the late star.
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A piece of graffiti art designed by a street artist in tribute to recently deceased comedian Robin Williams was spotted on a wall in Los Angeles, California.
The late comedy star took time out to record a brief video message of support to a young woman in New Zealand suffering from terminal cancer
Robin Williams sent a moving video message to one of his fans who was terminally ill from cancer just a few months before he took his own life.
The late comedy star Robin Williams recorded a message of support to a terminally ill fan
21 year old Vivian Waller, a resident of New Zealand, was told in January this year that she had three forms of cancer. After going through rounds of gruelling chemotherapy and showing no improvement, she drew up a ‘bucket list’ of things to do before the end of her life.
Continue reading: Robin Williams Sent Video Message To Fan Suffering From Cancer
Mrs Doubtfire 2 had been proposed as early as 2001, but why did it never make it to the big screen?
When acting legend Robin Williams tragically passed away on 11 August, he left behind three adult children, a wife and a legion of fans heartbroken at the loss of such a talent. He also left behind a dense catalogue of hilarity, impressive drama and a cacophony of characters that only he could bring to life.
Robin Williams transformed into Mrs Doubtfire at the Cannes Film Festival
One of these characters was the unconventional Mrs. Doubtfire, first released on the public in 1993.
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The OWN network will air the late star's first and second interview on syndicated talk show 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.'
Oprah Winfrey's OWN network will join the many other television networks that are paying tribute to the late Robin Williams, two special from the cable channel's talk show 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' which features interviews between the two, are airing this weekend.
Robin Williams committed suicide on Monday (Aug 11th)
Out of the legendary comedian's 14 appearances on the syndicated talk show, two will be shown, with the first airing on Sunday (Aug 17th) at 7 p.m., which features Williams' first visit to Winfrey's chat show back in 1988, according to TV Guide.
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The speculation about Robin Williams' death has taken a new turn.
Days after the death of Robin Williams, the world and the entertainment industry in particular, are still reeling from the loss. As many focus the discussion on mental health and the need for support for depression, addiction and other disorders, Williams’ friend and fellow actor has pointed the finger to a much more tangible possible cause for the tragedy.
Speculation surrounds Robin Williams' death.
Rob Schneider, who met Williams almost 20 years ago and has since done standup and collaborated with the actor on various projects, says that the medicine he had been taking for the early onset of Parkinson’s disease may have been to blame.
Simmons' apology came weeks after his original statement, when the death of Robin Williams led to a bout of renewed attention.
Back in July, Gene Simmons did an interview with SongFacts, in which he talked about (among many other things) depression and suicide. His comments, perceived as insensitive by many even back then, received a renewed bout of negative reactions, following Robin Williams’ suicide earlier this week.
Simmons apologized for his comments and said that he hadn't intended to speak "without regard" for depression sufferers.
The legendary comedian may have been sober at the time of his death, but he was struggling with early stages of Parkinson’s disease.
Even though it had nearly been a full week since Robin Williams committed suicide (Monday Aug 11th), many of his fans and acquaintances are still trying to process his death. Furthermore, the legendary comedian's widow recently revealed that he was dealing with early stages of Parkinson's disease just before he died, so could have this played a part?
Williams had early states of Parkinson's disease prior to death
The 63 year-old's wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement on Thursday (Aug 14th) that read, "Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles."
Rock legend Gene Simmons has issued a statement apologizing for comments he made about people that suffer from addiction and depression.
The KISS bassist is known for his outspokenness, but for many crossed a line when in an interview with SongFacts.com he remarked "I don't get along with anybody who's a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim," and "For a putz 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed, I live in Seattle.' Fuck you, then kill yourself."
Simmons has never shyed away from controversy
The offhand comment was made on July 31st, but many took notice of his words in light of the suicide of actor Robin Williams, who had battled drug addiction and depression. According to Rolling Stone, Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx was so disgusted by the sentiment, he called for a boycott of all Gene Simmons and KISS-related music on his radio show.
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The late, great Robin Williams is to be immortalized in World of Warcraft.
The hugely popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft is to pay tribute to actor Robin Williams by including a reference to him in their game.
Williams pictured in September 2013
An online petition was created in the wake of Williams' death asking World of Warcraft's creators, Blizzard Entertainment, to pay an in-game tribute to the actor, who was a fan of the video game series. The staff had earlier sent a tribute to Williams from their official Twitter account.
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The 39 year-old chat show host paid tribute to the late comedian in the opening monologue of Tuesday night's episode.
Robin Williams' recent suicide is still very shocking to many fans around the world, and one of his biggest supporters, fellow comedian and 'Tonight Show' host, Jimmy Fallon, wanted to pays his respects to the late star in the opening Monologue of Tuesday night's (Aug 12th) episode.
Fallon paid tribute to Williams in the opening monologue on the 'Tonight Show'
"We, like all of you, were shaken up a bit last night when we learned that genius comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away. He was one in a kind. He was one in a million," Fallon said when he emotionally addressed Williams' passing.
Yesterday the world of entertainment struggled to grasp the news, but it was nothing compared to Zelda Williams' own eloquent and touching statement, following her father's death.
Celebrities far and wide have rushed to pay tribute to Robin Williams in the wake of his suicide. This includes Conan O’Brien, who dedicated the end of his show on Monday to the brilliant comedian. The tribute was particularly raw, because O’Brien, Andy Richter and their guest of the night Will Arnett received the news during the taping of the show, so they had to react on the spot.
O'Brien reacted to the news in the moment. He was visibly distraught by the announcement.
“We tape these shows a few hours early, and by the time you see this now on TV, I’m sure that you’ll know. I’m sorry to anybody in our studio audience that I’m breaking this news—this is absolutely shocking and horrifying, and so upsetting on every level,” O’Brien was visibly trying to keep his composure at the news.
Continue reading: Zelda Williams Remembers Her Father Robin In Touching Tribute
The 43 year-old actor thanked his 'Good Will Hunting' so-star for bringing "so much joy" into his life.
On the same day as Ben Affleck spoke about being "heartbroken" over the sudden death of Robin Williams, Matt Damon also released a heartfelt message about the late star, in which he thanked Williams for bringing "so much joy" into his life.
Williams commited suicide on Monday (Aug 11th)
On Monday (Aug 11th), the legendary comedian, who has had a long battle with sobriety and depression, was found in his bedroom, fully clothed, and gently suspended in a seat with a belt wrapped around his neck, with one end wedged between the door and the frame of his closet.
The late 63 year-old's personal assistant found him slumped in a chair with a belt around his neck, and cuts on his wrists.
The tragic and sudden death of Robin Williams has shocked many around the world, and it seems the coroner's office was right in thinking the Oscar-winning actor committed suicide by asphyxiation. He was 63 years-old.
Williams stangled himself with a belt
The legendary comedian, who has had a long battle with sobriety and depression, was found in his bedroom, fully clothed, and gently suspended in a seat with a belt wrapped around his neck, with one end wedged between the door and the frame of his closet.
Known best for his role in comedies, Robin Williams was also a skilled feature-film actor with some highly credible performances to his name.
Fans across the globe have been shocked and saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of American actor and stand-up comedian, Robin Williams. The beloved Hollywood actor, 63, was found unresponsive at his home in Tiburon, California on Monday (11th Aug) after an apparent suicide by asphyxiation. Tributes have been pouring in from family, friends and the acting community as people come to terms with the difficult death of a Hollywood hero.
Robin Williams passed away aged 63 on Monday (11th August) [Getty/Frazer Harrison]
Williams was, of course, known for his comic ability and his stand-up talents on stage. But he used his mimicry and ability to make people laugh in all areas of his life: one example in particular detailed by his Julliard performing arts school classmate, Christopher Reeve.
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The legendary comedian is suspected to have committed suicide by asphyxiation.
One of the most beloved actor's in Hollywood, Robin Williams, has tragically passed away aged 63. The legendary comedian was found dead in his California home on Monday (Aug 11th) after reportedly committing suicide.
Williams died from an apparent suicide
Williams was found unresponsive and unconscious at 12 p.m. at his home in Tiburon, Calif., according to reports by the Marin County Sheriff's Office-Coroner Division and his own team of representatives.
After a string of back-to-back films, Williams wanted some time to recover and maintain his sobriety.
Robin Williams has joined a string of celebs and gone back into rehab. Unlike some other recovering alcoholics, however, the comedy icon hasn’t had any embarrassing public accidents to aid his decision. Instead, his publicist described the move as an part of his “continued commitment” to sobriety.
Williams isn't completely off the wagon, he just needs some time to recover between movies.
"After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud," his rep tells PEOPLE.
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The 62 year-old comedian has not relapsed, but just wants to "fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment" to maintaining sober.
Robin Williams recently entered rehab once again, but it is only a precaution.
The comedian hasn't had any setbacks or fallen off the wagon, he just wants to attempt to maintain his sobriety.
TMZ reports, Williams checked into the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota.
Continue reading: Robin Williams Enters Rehab But Only To Maintain His 8 Years Of Sobriety
Derided by critics and ignored by audiences, where did it all go wrong for the Robin Williams and Mila Kunis vehicle?
It had the promise to be a supremely enjoyable farcical comedy, yet The Angriest Man In Brooklyn has positively bombed across the board, receiving a paltry 13% on Rotten Tomatoes. The critics loathe it whilst audiences are equally unenthused after a slew of damning reviews posited the film as an appalling failure that benefits nobody- cast or audience. But where did it all go wrong?
Kulis' performance has been singled out as particularly bland.
The film itself is a remake of the Israeli film called The 92 Minutes Of Mr. Baum and the plot seems to fit succinctly with Robin Williams’s trademark style of hyperactive comedy and melancholy redemption. A cantankerous man is wrongly informed by his doctor that he only has ninety minutes to live, prompting Williams character, Henry Altman, on a race against time to make amends with his family members who he has mistreated over the years. Henry’s doctor, played by Mila Kunis, suffers a lapse of judgement after being in the midst of a bad day herself, and scurries across Brooklyn to track down Henry and correct her mis-diagnosis.
Continue reading: What Happened To 'The Angriest Man In Brooklyn'?
Date of birth
21st July, 1951
Date of death
11th August, 2014
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