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      Seize the Day

      1986 1h 33m Drama List
      Reviews 48% Audience Score 500+ Ratings When failing salesman Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) loses his job, his life starts to fall apart. His wife, Margaret (Glenne Headly), divorces him, and his disappointed father (David Bickford) belittles him. Tommy decides to move to New York City for a job set up by his friend Dr. Tamkin (Richard B. Shull), still believing he has the skills to be a top salesman. When prospects in New York do not improve for Tommy, he fights for the little work he can find. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 22, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Colin M Robin Williams in a Saul Bellow story. A middle-aged American man struggles with employment, family and financial issues. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review Audience Member How this movie has only a 48% when it is one of the best most concise and perfectly executed stories of all time is beyond me. If you know anything about story and character you will understand this truth. This is an actors actor movie. Julliard Technique in full display. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Robin Williams stretches his acting chops in this fine adaptation of the Saul Bellow novel, directed by Fiedler Cook. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member It was sad seeing one of everybody's favorite funny man actors play a depressed, down-on-his-luck, too good a guy to lash out against those he needed to, poorly parented young man struggle with life, especially considering how much it mirrored his secretly depressed real life (Robin Williams). As a movie, it wasn't particularly noteworthy. You just watch a man get duped by everyone and lose it at the end. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I mean it's Williams but the movie itself is bad Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A wannabe Death of A Salesman, an incredible early dramatic turn from Robin Williams can't save sloppy pacing and a tedious narrative about lost potential. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When failing salesman Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) loses his job, his life starts to fall apart. His wife, Margaret (Glenne Headly), divorces him, and his disappointed father (David Bickford) belittles him. Tommy decides to move to New York City for a job set up by his friend Dr. Tamkin (Richard B. Shull), still believing he has the skills to be a top salesman. When prospects in New York do not improve for Tommy, he fights for the little work he can find.
      Director
      Fielder Cook
      Producer
      Chiz Schultz
      Screenwriter
      Saul Bellow, Ronald Ribman
      Production Co
      Learning in Focus
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 12, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 33m
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