The Fisher King

is a movie that will

help you to believe

in being a better person.

To avoid spoilers, this movie is

"Riches to rags to redemption

with plenty of hallucinations

found throughout."

Terry Gilliam

remains one of my favorite

directors and this movie

further proves that statement.

Line it up with other

films he has done,

and it holds.

Other films like

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,

12 Monkeys,


The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen,

Time Bandits.

Hell, even

Tideland was incredible,

if not maddeningly disturbing.

With a sprawling

and impressive filmography

(don't forget The Zero Theorem)

The Fisher King

might take the cake

as Gilliam's movie

that gripped me the most,

moved me the most,

escaped me the most

from reality.

What a wild ride,

one where you need

a Kleenex tissue

and a hand to hold

and a journal to write

down your dreams

that need to be chased

as soon as the credits roll.

It's a shame that this didn't

win Best Original Screenplay

25 years ago,

but Thelma & Louis

instead went home with the gold.

Respect, I suppose.

R.I.P. Robin Williams.

Revisit this one

and find yourself

being more selfless

this holiday season.

This movie is 10/10