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Plot: A mentally unstable photo developer begins to attack a middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine. Runtime: 96 mins Release Date: 13 Sep 2002
Another Example Of A Comedian Who Can Be Effectively Serious (by ccthemovieman-1)
Robin Williams once again proves how good comedians can be at serious drama roles. Williams is especially good at playing creepy characters, as he has done several times in the last decade.Here, he plays "Sy, the photo guy," a lonely employee in the photo department of a suburban Target/Walt-Mart//K-Mart-whatever who lives vicariously through a nice family, whose family pictures he has developed and printed for years. So, when Sy discovers the husband of that family is cheating, he takes it personally....and gets involved.This was a fascinating portrait of a deranged man and a <more>
wonderfully photographed movie. The colors in here are astounding at times and the camera-work innovative with some neat angles. The suspense of the story builds and builds one gets that old film-noir feeling of impending doom.This has a different ending, though, than most old film noirs, not exactly what the viewer might think will happen.This is a film that, as far I know, never got much publicity, but it's a gem. Williams is outstanding in his role and the hour-and-a-half you invest in this movie flies by.
This is a truely special film that hasn't got its proper recognition. People just don't get it...This movie is about REAL life, REAL people, and REAL problems...Hollywood has had a bad habbit of sugar coating reality. All movies have happy endings??? The good guy always win??? Everyone is beautiful???Give me a break. Hollywood has the tendency of making the bad BAD and the good GOOD. I think most people are somewhere in the middle. I believe that everyone has a dark side and a good side. We're always so quick to judge, label, and forget about people.A little advice to people in <more>
general, never forget anyone.Powerful film, excellent score soundtrack . I recommend this film to all those mature enough to pay attention.
Yes, Robin Williams does steal the show. He's an underrated actor, who, given a good script can deliver a mind boggling performance. That's exactly what One hour photo is, a good script with brilliant performances. The whole cast does an excellent job of showing how the events of one deranged man can impact the lives of many. Let's get one thing straight, though, this not a mainstream movie. It is very much an independant film. If you don't like movies with little action or a low budget don't see this movie. This film is good because of its' strong performances and <more>
decent script. I must say, though, without Williams as the lead, this movie would not have been as good as it was.
No more Mork from Ork in this one. Here Robin Williams really shed his comedic persona to demonstrate his dramatic chops big time. Robin Williams had an impressive acting range, and his restrained role here really shines, and we're kept guessing until the end by what will happen.It's an intriguing concept, the one hour photo guy who obsesses over the "perfect" family, and sort of brings himself into their lives, only to be ripped apart when the father embarks on an affair. It's a shame Robin didn't get an Oscar nod for this, because he really excelled in this role, <more>
and he deserved better. Connie Nielsen also shines in this. This was two years after her performance in Gladiator.
Relevant to what Michael Jackson went through (by pinokiyo)
Robin Williams was perfectly casted for this movie. He just shows that lovable side, yet the versatility of the dark creepy lonely side.The movie is dark and goes deep into the psychological effects of sexual abuse; people may grow up and seem "normal", but one really doesn't move on.Michael Jackson was sexually abused as a child -- and he definitely repeated the same horrors to the children he invited to his home.This one easily goes in my favorite movies list.I just love the whole vibe and music.The movie really keeps you engaged throughout leaves a lasting impression.
Rating seems too low (by robmilnerfhm-63116)
This is a great film with believable characters and a haunting plot. The one thing this film does provide is the vehicle to show the brilliance and troubled genius of Robin Williams. He clearly taps into something in this film that shines out. Well worth watching....as long as you realise people actually used to use cameras with film in!!
A chilling but yet sad film. (by morrowman2)
After watching this film about 3 or 4 times I really understood the point. SY Parrish was truly a guy that I really felt sorry for because it was quite obvious that he had no one in his life. I strongly believe that even though SY got carried away with his obsession with the Yorkin family I feel that he truly cared about Jake and his mom. That is why I understood why he did some of what he did. SY however went about it the wrong way but all in all SY in a weird sense was trying to prove to Jake's Mother that Mr. Yorkin Jake's Father was a jerk, and I think Mr. Yorkin got what he <more>
deserved at the Hotel, the scare of his life to wake his A** up and make him see how he was hurting his family which at the end of this film it was clear that Mr. Yorkin felt bad about having the affair in the first place. The bottom line is this, even though this Movie was a thriller it was also sad and depressing-because I know people who are sad and lonely like SY and that is why my heart truly went out to SY because all he wanted was someone in his life to care about him. We all need to be loved.
This is one of the best and most creepy thrillers I have ever seen. Robin Williams plays another great non-comedy role just like Insomnia as Sy Parrish, a knowledgeable photo developer at a local supermarket. He has been developing the photographs of the Yorkin family, from the films given by mother and wife Nina Yorkin Connie Nielsen since young Jake Dylan Smith was a baby. What they and everyone else doesn't know is that at his house his wall is covered with this family's photos! He basically wants to be part of this family, even though he knows he can't, so you can <more>
slightly sympathise with his loneliness. When the supermarket manager Bill Owens Gary Cole finds out fires him for theft, he has one more week at work, so he starts having a breakdown because he won't "see" the family anymore. But then it gets worse, in his last developing he discovers the father and husband of the family Will Yorkin Michael Vartan has been having an affair with Maya Burson Erin Daniels , through some photos that he finds. So he exacts angry revenge by first slipping this affair photo in the family's photo envelope, and then he finds where the Dad and this other woman hang out. When he finds them at the hotel room, he threatens to stab them with a stolen knife if they do not pose in pornographic poses and smile , this is the most uncomfortable scene. In the end, he gets arrested for stalking the manager's daughter and the final shot is him in a Yorkin family photo, but is it his imagination or reality? Also starring Paul Hansen Kim as Yoshi Araki, Eriq La Salle as Detective James Van Der Zee and Clark Gregg as Detective Paul Outerbridge. This is what I like to refer to as the nut-case film, like Falling Down, Fatal Attraction and Misery. Robin Williams was number 19 on The 100 Greatest Movie Stars. Very good!
This film succeeds solely through the phenomenal performance by Mr. Williams. (by nesfilmreviews)
"One Hour Photo" as a film has its share of flaws, but none of them are related to Robin Williams' powerful and haunting performance. It's his fullest and yet most restrained effort to date. "One Hour Photo" creates an effective portrait of a lonely, deranged man becoming increasingly frantic. He crosses the line from being harmless and pathetic, to being dangerous when he can no longer differentiate between fantasy and reality. There comes a time when it is no longer enough for him to fantasize, when the role of distant observer, no longer satisfies. Robin plays <more>
the role of a man named Sy, who runs the photo-developing lab at the local Savmart. Sy has nothing in his life but his job and his fantasies -- no friends, no family, no wife, and no girlfriend. He looks depressed in tranquility and suicidal when he smiles. Sy's obsessive nature has a good side. The prints he develops in his lab really do look gorgeous, and takes pride in his work. On the other hand, he is also developing a fixation on a family, the Yorkins, and has an entire wall of his apartment plastered with photos of them dating back 10 years. And now -- though the movie never specifies an emotional trigger -- he is losing his grip of reality, falling further into his delusional thoughts. Much of ''One Hour Photo'' informs the audience through visual stylization. The cinematography is as finely detailed as Sy himself. Williams inhabits a carefully selected color scheme, a world of harsh whites and washed-out blues, illuminated by the glare of fluorescent bulbs. Director Mark Romanek pays more attention to this style than giving depth to his characters and plotting, exploring Sy's psychosis but never really delving into the reasons behind it. A disturbing yet compelling film that pulls you in solely on the merit of Williams' fantastic performance.