Good Morning Vietnam (1987) – Encore Review


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“Goooooooood morning Vietnam! It’s 0600 hours. What does the “O” stand for? O my God, it’s early! Speaking of early, let’s hear it for that Marty Lee Drywitz. Silky smooth sounds, making me sound like Peggy Lee…” – Adrian Cronauer

Number of Times Seen – No clue (Theater in 1987, cable, video, DVD, 2 Oct 2014 and 28 Dec 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A disc jockey in Vietnam tries to find ways to raise the spirit of the troops with his unique style of humor.

Bottom Line – Superb film that is able to mix together the humor of Robin Williams with the poignancy of the men who fought in Vietnam. Williams is perfect for this role and allows us to really laugh at the jokes n matter how often one hears them. His off the cuff humor helps keep things so enjoyable from start to finish. The way that the story unfolds is also great due to the way we get to see the various sides of how this conflict is viewed.  The Supporting cast is also great with Bruno Kirby, Forrest Whitaker, JT Walsh and Noble Willingham all doing wonderful jobs here. The soundtrack is amazing and so powerful, especially the song It’ A Wonderful world by Louie Armstrong. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Robin Williams ad-libbed all of Adrian Cronauer’s broadcasts. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)

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