Williams/Alonso ~ Moscow On The Hudson
Robin Williams in his fuzzy, sensitive mode with bittersweet touches plays a musician in a Russian circus who gets talked into defecting by a pal and does so (though the pal bails on him at the last minute)--in the middle of Bloomingdale's. A great concept, to be sure, but writer-director Paul Mazursky doesn't seem to know where to go from there. Williams winds up living in the same kind of poverty that he did in Russia, casting about for a way to make a living while both wallowing and drowning in the sudden tidal wave of freedom. Mazursky wants to make a point about how little we appreciate what we have, but he fails to entertain in the process--or at least to engage in a consistent way. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have been a fan of Robin Williams for a long time. Bought this for our grand daughter as a gift and she said she thoroughly enjoyed this movie as we have in the past.Published on March 20 2013 by The Oldie
reminds me of my coming to America.The ambience of the time in both USSR and US is recreated perfectly.Besides When they were making the movie I was in New York. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2012 by b.s.
This is Robin Williams at his best. He displays a variety of talents. There is good comedy as well as a historical perspective.Published on Oct. 31 2003 by M. Feay