Williams’ role in One Hour Movie is much more unsettling than his usual and more adorable roles.
A TikToker pointed out just how ‘messed up’ an old Robin Williams movie really is. Check it out below:
Today the late and great Robin Williams is generally remembered as a father, most famous for roles such as Mrs. Doubtfire and the genius of Aladdin.
But not all of his movies have been family-friendly and some of his best work has come when the actor is playing against his usual adorable type.
An example is the 2002 thriller, One hour photo which was recently put in the spotlight after being featured in a video by popular TikTok user @kodak_cameron.
The little-known psychological thriller was released in 2002 and features a Williams cross-type playing a photo development technician (remember that?) In a mall who becomes dangerously obsessed with a local family.
“Here’s one you should skip if you’re under 18,” Cameron says at the start of the video.
“This is a guy called Simon (Sy) who develops photos at the mall. He’s very precise in his work and is really nice to his normal customers. But he has a fixation on this family.
“After being their personal photo developer for years, he’s watched their family grow up, so he feels like he’s part of their life.
“… But that’s not the scariest part. He makes extra prints of their photos so that he can keep them to himself, and tells people he’s part of that family. He has them. even a dedicated wall.
And it is not all. While browsing through photos one day, Sy accidentally discovers that Will, the father of a family, has been unfaithful, and this discovery sends him to the brink of very dangerous territory.
Cameron gives the film a 3.5 / 5 star rating, saying the film is “really really messed up”, but that doesn’t quite do it justice.
Other TikTokers seem to agree, with one user commenting, “Dark Robin Williams was cooler than the Robin Williams comedy.”
Another said: “This movie is messed up. It’s really good at it.”
Although largely forgotten nowadays, the film was a critical and commercial success upon release, earning Williams a Saturn Award for his portrayal of Sy and the film’s director, Mark Romanek, a Best Director award. revolutionary.
It also features a first score of Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, years before his Oscar breakthrough for the social network soundtrack, though only small parts of it were included in the final cut.
Overall, the film has an 81% overall score on Rotten Tomatoes, and while the film was a modest box office success, it looks like it’s destined to live as a widely respected but little-known cult classic. known.