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People Are Calling Old Robin Williams Movie ‘Messed Up’

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People Are Calling Old Robin Williams Movie ‘Messed Up’

A TikToker has pointed out how 'messed up' an old Robin Williams movie really is. Check it out below:

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Now, the late, great Robin Williams is typically remembered as more of a family man these days, most famous for roles such as Mrs Doubtfire and the Genie from Aladdin.

But not all of his movies have been family-friendly and some of his best work has come from when the actor was playing against his usual, lovable type.

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One such example is the 2002 thriller, One Hour Photo which has been thrown under the spotlight recently after it was featured in a video by popular TikTok user @kodak_cameron.

The little-known psychological thriller was released in 2002 and features an against-type Williams playing a photo development technician (remember those?) at a shopping mall who becomes dangerously obsessed with a local family.

Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

"Here's one you should skip if you're not 18," Cameron says at the start of the video.

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"It's about a guy called Simon (Sy) who develops photos at the mall. He's very precise about his work and is really nice to his normal customers. But he has a fixation on this one family.

"After being their personal photo developer for years he's seen their family grow, so he feels as if he's a part of their life.

"...But that's not the creepiest part. He does extra prints of their photos so that he can keep them for himself, and tells people that he's part of this family. He even has a wall dedicated to them.

And that's not all. Whilst going through pictures one day, Sy accidentally discovers that Will, the father of the family, has been being unfaithful, and that discovery sends him over the edge into some seriously dangerous territory.

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Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Cameron gives the movie a 3.5/5 star rating, claiming that the movie is "really really messed up", but that doesn't really do it justice.

Other TikTokers seem to agree, with one user commenting: "Dark Robin Williams was cooler than comedy Robin Williams."

Another said: "This movie is messed up. He's really good in it."

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Although largely forgotten about nowadays, the film was a critical and commercial success upon release, earning Williams a Saturn Award for his portrayal of Sy and the film's director, Mark Romanek, an award for Best Breakthrough Director.

It also features an early score from Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, years before his Oscar-winning breakthrough for the Social Network soundtrack, although only small portions of it were included in the final cut.

Overall the film has an aggregated score of 81 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and although the film was a modest box office success, looks like it's destined to live on as a widely-respected but little-known cult classic.

Featured Image Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Topics: Movies, Robin Williams, TikTok

Tom Sanders
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