Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Fisher King (1991)

From NetFlix: Shock-jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) becomes racked with guilt after a listener takes Jack's tirades to heart, resulting in a bloodbath at a New York City hot spot. Jack sinks into a depression, drinking himself nearly to death and sponging off his girlfriend (Oscar-winner Mercedes Ruehl). When Jack hits bottom, he's ready to end it all. Could a dotty homeless man (Robin Williams) whose wife died in the carnage be Jack's chance for redemption? 1991, 138 minutes.

This film was recommended by Johanna Shapiro, Director, Medical
Humanities Program, UC Irvine

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