When car dealer Charlie Babbitt learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has a savant older brother named Raymond and that his father's $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father's money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. The brothers' cross-country trip ends up changing both their lives.
good back-story, and good acting
Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable
The biggest problem with this movie is it’s a little better than you think it might be, which somehow makes it worse. As in, it takes itself a bit too seriously, which makes most of the movie feel kind of dull.
It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years,
This is my favorite movie of all-time. It combines two great genres together: (Drama and Comedy) quite nicely. Dustin Hoffman plays Raymond Babbitt a autistic man with some unique talents, like knowing how many toothpicks fell on the ground or the statistics over the years of each airline crashing (except for Qantas).This is probably Dustin Hoffman's best role of all time. At times you really think he is an autistic man. Tom Cruise should've deserved an award or been nominated at least because he was a great supporting cast. He plays a car salesman who is short tempered at times and doesn't quite understand his brother Raymond. I love this story because you see how one long car ride changes Raymond and Charlie's relationship for the best. Such a great story and message.
Barry Levinson's Rainman is a good but not great film and I feel its kinda overrated. It is a good, solid feature film but certainly not worthy of best picture. Furthermore with the passage of time we have seen that the autistic portrayal here is kinda skewed to put it mildly. However, having said this it is a good film featuring a great performance by Dustin Hoffman who won an Oscar for his portrayal of an autistic brother to Tom Cruise's straight man. Regardless, this is a good watch, if for nothing else then for the fact that it won many awards.
Hoffmann Player his Charakter very good. Tom Cruise is Not so good as hoffman but very impressiv
A young, self-centered businessman, on the verge of bankruptcy, finds out, after his father's death, that he has an autistic brother who'll get entire inheritance. To gain half the money he thinks rightfully belongs to him, he "kidnaps" the brother from the sanatorium, but the time they'll spend together will change them both. This beautiful, emotional drama, with a touch of humor, deservedly took four Oscars (best picture, screenplay, director and male leading role), and Dustin Hoffman played probably the best role in his career. Even Tom Cruise, about whom I do not have a high opinion, bought with his performance, and especially the chemistry he has with Hoffman. One of those movies that is forever remembered.10/10