The World According To Garp

BB

(out of 5)


Another good example of how John Irving’s novels tend not to translate successfully to the big screen.  is miscast as an aspiring writer who’s trying to keep his home life with  in order. His mother (, in a fabulous film debut) has written an important social manifesto that has made her something of a celebrity for ignored women everywhere. Their experiences and intuitions make up the bulk of this plodding movie, which is buoyed by great performances ( is marvelous as a transsexual football player) and quirky characters, but weighed down by George Roy Hill’s listless direction. By the end, even the Beatles tune that they use as the title theme will get on your nerves.


Pan Arts, Warner Bros.

USA, 1982

Directed by George Roy Hill

Screenplay by , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by George Roy Hill,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1982

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