Rain Man

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    Charles Sanford "Charlie" Babbit is a self-centered Los Angeles-based automobile dealer/hustler/bookie who is at war with his own life. Charlie, as a young teenager, used his father's 1948 Buick convertible without permission and as a result, he went to jail for two days on account that his father reported it Show more... stolen. It is then that Charlie learns that his estranged father died and left him from his last will and testament a huge bed of roses and the car while the remainder will of $3 Million goes into a trust fund to be distributed to someone. Charlie seemed pretty angry by this and decides to look into this matter. It seems as if that "someone" is Raymond, Charlie's unknown brother, an autistic savant who lives in a world of his own, resides at the Walbrook Institute. Charlie then kidnaps Raymond and decides to take him on a lust for life trip to the west coast as a threat to get the $3 Million inheritance...

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    Everything about the acting and direction of Rain Man is so exquisitely calibrated and so right that it's all too easy to forget how much could have gone wrong.

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    A fascinating, often very moving, frequently funny film.

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    It's an honorable effort, touched by a certain lightness and grace.

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    What no one can argue is that Rain Man is Cruise's quantum leap, so that it can be said unblushingly that he holds his own with the masterly Hoffman.

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    The strength of the film is really that of Cruise's performance, his finest since Risky Business.

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    Rain Man's restraint is, finally, rather like Raymond's gabble. It discourages connections, keeping you out instead of drawing you in.

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    Uneven, slightly off-target.

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    Valeria Golino is appealing as Cruise's girlfriend; Hoffman makes his character pretty believable without milking the part for pathos and tears, and it's nice to see Cruise working for a change in a context that isn't determined by hard sell and hype.

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    There is no story, no motor, and given the nature of the premise, nothing much can happen.

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    Its end effect depends largely on one's susceptibility to the sight of an actor acting nonstop and extremely well, but to no particularly urgent dramatic purpose.

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    Rain Man is so fascinating because it refuses to supply those questions with sentimental but unrealistic answers.

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    Neither Levinson nor Hoffman was able to penetrate the mystery of their subject.

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    Rain Man is far from a washout but you can't help feeling all those missed opportunities raining down on you.

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