THE PLOT THUS FAR
A curmudgeonly man is mistakenly told that he has 90 minutes to live by his doctor and promptly sets out to reconcile with his wife, brother and friends in the short time he believes he has left.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” is based on a foreign film that I have never seen. That being said, you’ve got Robin Williams trying to turn around his career in the Third Act of his life. That being said, the basic premise of this movie is horrendous that it could’ve played as a really dark drama. Instead, the creative team decides to play it up for laughs, while Williams learns a little bit about himself. Nevermind the fact that his doctor brutally lied to him about being terminal in front of a group of patients. That’s a HIPAA violation if I ever heard one.
Robin Williams has been amazing over the last couple of years and I wholeheartedly support the new projects that he’s picking. The film goes into dark places, as we begin wondering about the doctor’s verdict after Williams’ car crash. Sure, he manages to reconnect with his brother and family. But, you’re never quite sure what’s going on with the ticking time bomb in his head. When the time comes, a lot of people feel cheated and I get that. However, this is a movie about a journey to rediscovery rather than hitting all of the cues that makes an audience feel better about themselves. If your parents are expecting more of “The Crazy Ones”, then this isn’t for them.
The Blu-Ray comes with a Digital HD copy, featurette and gag reel. The A/V Quality is pretty standard for a modern comedy. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is smooth enough without being bombastic. Plus, the 1080p transfer supports what’s there. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 07/22/2014