We forget how serious and all-consuming war is, just like Adrian had(not necessarily the real one, I know nothing of him except of what the film told me, and as far as I understand, that's not that accurate a portrayal of him), only to be confronted with it.
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A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. While he is off the air, he tries to meet Vietnamese especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on the radio.
He turns the studio on its ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul of the middle management who think he isn't G. No Beatles songs were played because at that time the copyrights to their songs had not been released for use in movies or any other media outlet. The DJs worshipped the Beatles and talked about them often but they could NOT play their songs.
See more » Let me be perfectly frank and say right away that I watched this to experience Robin Williams at his best.
That guy has so much comedic talent, it's unreal. but I found that it also contained some truths about the Vietnam war. Any fan of Williams' comedy will definitely enjoy it, and I think most war-movie buffs will too...
if they can keep an open mind, and accept a slightly different approach to the genre. I recommend this to fans of Robin Williams and war movies.
The way the seriousness of war is underplayed for most of the film really works to enhance the effect of it when it is shoved right in our faces, when we are forced to acknowledge it. The pacing is great, the movie keeps moving pretty much all through the film. The acting is good pretty much all-round, and Williams proves once again that he can do drama just as well as comedy.
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