It is valued greatly in our world of being stuffed with knowledge, but another source of intelligence is being shaded, which is that of the heart, of compassion, innocence and love. Which are you going to choose to be a happy fool or unhappy genius? They do leave some parts out so read it before you watch it. Algernon, the mouse that was another test for this operation that Charlie makes friends with, is underplayed. As I recall, the acting was horrible and the movie was badly presented, but it was ok because it was true to the book. Most everything followed the same plot line, while certain details were altered or omitted. What are we expected to laugh at? What will become of society then? One is that it is not presented through the viewpoint of Charlie's journal, of course. Anyway, I was floored by the performances of both Modine and Williams.
However, I found the movie to be emotional, and wonderful. She faces her loneliness utterly alone; she realizes this, and portrays it to a T. A wonderful, well written tale! I remember reading this book in school. Not a simple journey for an actor to make in a two hour movie of the week. I think the difference lies in understanding the films premise.
Do you find that funny? That to me is worth an 8. Director : Novel : Teleplay : Producer : Original Music Composer : Director of Photography : Editor : Casting : , Production Design : Set Decoration : David Edgar Costume Design : Linda Muir Hairstylist : Gail 'Freddie' Godden Makeup Artist : Kathleen Graham First Assistant Director : David McLennan Property Master : John Archbell Dialogue Editor : Sound Effects Editor : Paul Shikata Boom Operator : Buzz Watson Stunt Coordinator : Gaffer : Ira Cohen Best Boy Electric : Shem Ellis Key Grip : Chris Faulkner Dolly Grip : Stewart Grayburn Still Photographer : John Medland Camera Operator : Christopher Tammaro Location Manager : Vince Nyuli Script Supervisor : Oliver Olsen Production Coordinator : Kristine Scott Az értelmi fogyatékos Charlie Gordon magányosan él a nagyvárosban, barátok és rokonok nélkül. Even what could have been a tragic end is transformed back into the simplistic beauty with which the story began. So anyway Charlie Gordon is mentally challenged, but wants to be smart just like everyone else. What if soon it isn't pills, it's brain surgery? There are people I know who did not at all like this film, others are blown out of their mind frames. The case makes this film touching and believable.
I recommend this for any one who wants a good movie. It could easily become just a soap opera, but with the central character in the deft hands of Matthew Modine, the story comes to life. The book it self was awesome. It is good to see the man become just like everyone else, but in the end it all turns from happy to sad for him once again. A story about all humans and the way we perceive each other.
The plot handles a mentally ill man becoming smart, and the effects of that, what he learns, but perhaps more importantly what we as an audience can learn from his experience. Now, I wont repeat myself, go see it. There were so many differences and similarities between the movie and the story. One thing that I found very strange was that many places, even this database, listed this movie as a comedy. Then when we watched the movie in class it was even better then i thought it would be.
Yet there are some 10s out there too. I can for sure tell you that, in the right mood, you will cry a river. Decent movie for those who read the book. This applies to Flowers to Algernon as well. But if it came down to a choice between this one and the older movie based on the same story, I'd choose this one in a heartbeat. Although they did leave some parts out it was still a great movie with an awesome plot.
My name is LaTashae Renay and I bring you greetings from my neck of the woods! With subtle, simple strokes, Modine paints the painful journey of Clarlie Gordon from simple, kind, loving soul, to angry, confused genius. Modine is positively amazing as he traverses thru this movie. Welcome to my Youtube Channel: LaTashae Renay. Because of this, I have given it an 8 instead of a 9, and I don't think that it would seem so good on a big screen. Strauss, aki legújabb kutatásainak kísérleti alanyát látja Charlie-ban. Brain surgery that poses dangers? This movie will make you smile, laugh, shed a tear, and lead to some real 'aha' moments for the viewer. Similar to its 1968 companion, 'Charly', Flowers for Algernon, Charly is a mentally disabled young man who goes through experimental surgery that was tested on mice.
The beginning of this movie is also kind of rushed and can be confusing if you didn't already know the story. Whether she was crying or laughing, the emotions seemed so real. Despite many challenges, I have kept the faith in my calling as a teacher and share my presence and voice to make a difference. I first saw the Matthew Modine version, and I have never cried before or since, there are levels to be drawn from this film that were possibly never devised and never intended. Matthew Modine does great as both the stupid and smart Charlie Gordan. Most of it was the same overall. I could picture everything in my head.
It's among the underestimated movies ever. Viewed this way, the story becomes a parable about what is truly important and meaningful in life. In Flowers to Algernon some parts were extras. In the book Charlie worked in a Plastic factory and in the movie Charlie worked in a bakery. It makes him a genius, he even gets a girl and learns more in a few weeks than humanly possible.