Boulevard (a movie review)

This movie is Robin Williams’ final on-screen performance. Robin Williams plays a banker who has been in the same position for 25 years, which is almost about as long as his character has been married to or known his wife. I can’t remember. They have no kids. Their social life is rather minimal. We know that Williams’ best friend since college is a college professor played by Bob Odenkirk of the Breaking Bad fame. As a momentary aside, Odenkirk’s Saul character spun off into another series, Better Call Saul, which is just as good and equally engrossing as Breaking Bad, but the second season doesn’t start until early next year.

The story focuses on Williams’ character and a young man he meets and how their awkward relationship makes Williams’ character rethink about his current situation. The movie is rather low budget but the actors are veterans. Williams’ wife is played by Kathy Baker, who makes you wonder at first why she puts up having a separate bedroom from her husband. You’re probably getting the picture of the theme of the movie. I watched the film because of Robin Williams, who has made movies that were almost always entertaining and interesting. He’s made so many movies that I can’t list and rank them, as I have done for some of my favorite actors. Because I liked most of them, I don’t really have a favorite. However, he made one really bad movie that I found difficult to watch. That was A Merry Friggin’ Christmas. It was supposed to be funny, but it fell flat. Perhaps that’s why he did Boulevard, which is not a comedy at all.

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