Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Jul 17, 2019 7:43:09 GMT
This cast is absolutely brilliant, from top to bottom... and one assumes so many bottoms.
I have to give props to the big performances of Nathan Lane and Hank Azaria for sure, and the stuff from Hackman in particular is really good. Wiest and Baranski are no slouches either.
Still, in a break with the norm, I will be voting for someone who is usually not my cup of tea in comedies, but Robin Williams nails this one. He plays the straight man (pun intended) to perfection. His reactions to the insanity unfolding around him are wonderful, but he also gets to be plenty funny as a person too. As a positive for me, he does it all while being completely calm. I don't believe a piece of scenery is chewed.
A shout out to Calista Flockhart and Dan Futterman too. They heroically manage to not disappear among the crazy.