The World According to Garp

The dramatic life story of "little big man", the illegitimate son of a nurse who became a writer and trying to create their own model of the world, is able to touch deep in the soul of every spectator. Born during the second world war, brought up in the conservative 50s, matured in the stormy 60s, GARP obviously was attracted to the European culture, but became an undisputed member of the American society. This "engineer of human souls" knows tragicomedy of modern life, the absurdity of the stereotypes of behavior and the ambiguity of conventional morality. And then the most fascinating and deep book becomes its own life!

  • George Roy Hill

Release Date: 1982-08-13
IMDb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $17,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $29,712,172
Sandy Klenk
09 April 2012 | 05:20

Magnificent directing. George Roy hill again have created a wonderful atmosphere — the film looks easy and interesting.

The complicated story is described so entertaining that some time — inner barriers are turned off and I just to track events on screen.

"The world according to GARP"- the picture in which flashed a number of wonderful actors. First — is Glenn close, for the skill which built the entire film. Subsequent role my opinion, less interesting.

Second — this is Mary Beth hurt, ex-wife of William hurt very convincingly plays the role of the wife of a talented person.

Thirdly — it's John Lithgow, its character is very ambiguous and it is very interesting. Subsequently Lithgow will switch to the role of villains, but this actor with great potential.

Of course a very good Robin Williams — but game not me was awesome.

However, for this film I put only 7 points, moreover — the review was neutral. It is associated with several reasons:

- I don't like how the theme of feminism ("Sexual suspect") are disclosed in film — a public social context of the film is very ambiguous;

- actions regarding GARP and his two of the sons of wrong (if not criminal) — in fact, after the accident, he for me becoming an anti-hero of the film.

7 of 10

Ernestine Romaine
12 March 2016 | 04:29

Sometimes the world seems so absurd that seems like it laws thought up by some writer, like the protagonist of the film "the World according to GARP". After hearing a brief biography of your life, people rush to end the conversation? Here what should write here that will surely become a bestseller! In the house flew the plane? Well, it's time to move there: according to the theory of probability, it is hardly the place once disturbed will be flown inside the guest!

All heroes of this film, as main, so and secondary, seem to confirm the modern axiom, "no normal people — there are only those that you too bad you know". Therefore a movie where the very appearance on light GARP at first seems uber weird, with each new scene seem all the more real. And even the most bizarre plot points like community where women cut off my tongue, acquire its meaning. This world according to GARP, the world of the person whose birth — already a big surprise for everyone who has had his family!

People decide for themselves what the world around them, and determine the perspective with which we should look at life. And this idea spinning in my head after watching the movie, which must have been quite different if the role of the narrator was another character. Such as GARP, and create a new world in the framework of a familiar reality. Some write about their lives, others saw a lost glove, come up with a whole story with a hidden subtext and fantastic development. Then it is a plausible story can get incredible details.

Thanks to this film I opened to himself Robin Williams, the original comedian whose role only laugh, but and thought-provoking. It — the whole biography of the dreamer, which birth wanted to fly in reality... And who would argue that it is not work?

Matti Spanjian
11 February 2012 | 11:17

This film, I decided to look immediately after reading the book. In the after a month, I finally managed to watch this picture the original, which is in my experience leaves a lot more experience than adapted for the Russian audience option. To unfortunately, this film was no exception. Not might say that I don't like, just the book "dragged" me far more than the film. Probably in this case it is quite well, after all, the writer and Director — people are completely different.

John Irving, author of the book "the World through the eyes of GARP", gave the reader an opportunity to draw the image of the hero and to give his analysis of situations in he gets. The Director, however, presented his view on the story, we, the audience, have the right to him to agree or not.

Overall, the picture turned out pretty good, and young Robin Williams quite well tried on the image of GARP, but all those who are "good" enough, I would recommend to read the book.

How much has The World According to Garp made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $29,712,172.
How much did it cost to make The World According to Garp?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $17,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The World According to Garp?
This tv-show was directed by George Roy Hill.
What is the genre of The World According to Garp?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Comedy, Drama.
Who starred in The World According to Garp?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn.
What is The World According to Garp IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.2.
When was The World According to Garp released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1982-08-13.