Seize the Day (1986)

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Avg Rating: 4.7 / 5. Voted: 10

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Directed by: Fielder Cook
Starring: Robin Williams (Tommy), Glenne Headly (Olive), Joseph Wiseman (Dad), Jerry Stiller (Dr Tamkin)
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 01:29:13
Genres: Family, Misery-Depressing

Plot – Spoilers:
A once-aspiring actor Tommy is on the brink. After giving up on his dreams, he has spent the last 10 years of his life as a traveling salesman, estranged from wife and children. His marriage is finished and though he’s recently found love again in a younger woman, his ex-wife is keen on wringing every guilty drop she can out of him. But what’s pushed Tommy to the brink is the realization that his boss is trying to ease him out of the company.

Despite everything, Tommy tries to remain hopeful and heads for New York hoping to find work and also help from his wealthy and respected father.

Seize The Day, based on the Saul Bellow novel, hits hard not just in loserville, but also in father-son relationships.

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Everyman
Everyman
March 21, 2020 10:10 pm

To whoever posted this movie, Thank You.

Tromick
Tromick
January 29, 2022 9:48 pm

I was desperate to see father figure Robin to feel better. But seeing him as son who is broke on life without dad’s affection. Gosh, was not right time to see this. There is no man’s shoulder to cry or take some advices.

Lost my father in a same way losing Robin in real life in my teenager years. Now I feel half, my heart is half, I learnt life in a hard way without father figure but man, gosh, the pain in my chest, such a burden on my shoulders. I hope our financial problems will get better and I will be able to get back to the university and earn my money after that.

John
John
Reply to  Tromick
May 27, 2022 7:54 pm

I’m sorry you didn’t have a father growing up. Keep in mind this movie took place in the 50s and humans find the most true joy in things that don’t involve money. Money helps if the hours of labor are worth it to you, but your happiness joy calm come from within and being able to appreciate everything life has and who you are. Only you need to be proud of yourself, so make yourself proud and keep fighting. Balance, health, clarity, truth, stay loose, carry your weight. We heal when we let go.

muffles
muffles
June 20, 2022 12:08 pm

Grotesque elderly keeping the youngsters down. This is a miserable film that never lifts so not one to watch if you have already had a bad day. However it must of helped Robin with his career as he could escape being type-cast and show he was more than a loveable alien in rainbow braces.