Robin Williams’ new film shows a different side to the funny man. The comedian who is known for his frenetic and youthful energy, is trying on a new side for the film The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. While Williams has turned out dramatic performances, from One Hour Photo to Dead Poets Society, this role is a bit different.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn features an extremely cynical and pissed off Robin Williams as he mutters about all the things he hates while stuck in traffic. In the film Robin Williams’ character Henry is pretty much pissed about everything. He’s so angry that he manages to make his doctor (Mila Kunis) snap at him and tell him that he has 90 minutes to live.
With this newfound news Williams is seen on a mad dash to get everything in his life in order before he dies, which means mending relationships with his wife (played by Melissa Leo), his brother (played by Peter Dinklage), and of course his son (Hamish Linklater). As it turns out Henry didn’t keep track of his friends, so when he tries to gather everyone together it’s a party of two.
The official synopsis for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is as follows:
“The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” is the story of Henry Altmann (Williams), who is having a horrible day, made much worse by his visit with Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis), who abruptly informs him that he only has 90 minutes to live. After storming out of the hospital in disbelief, Henry panics and races through Brooklyn in an attempt to right all of the wrongs in his life, while Sharon desperately scrambles to find him and get him into surgery.”
In a statement director Phil Alden Robinson said of Robin Williams’ newest Lionsgate film:
“We are thrilled that Lionsgate has come aboard for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. The film features incredible performances by Robin and Mila and a great supporting cast. We cannot wait to share it with audiences across the country. The film pushes us all to face the hypothetical question, “What is important in your life? What is important to you?”
In addition to The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Williams has Boulevard that’s opening at the Tribeca Film Festival, later on in the year Merry Friggin Christmas. Currently he’s voicing the role of Dennis The Dog in Sci-Fi comedy Absolutely Anything.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn hits theaters on May 23, 2014.
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