The movie Rainman has won four Academy Awards - which says both that it is an example of the best of Hollywood, and also that it is quintessentially Hollywood. This doesn’t mean that it’s not very enjoyable and, as I will go on to describe, can set us on important tracks that lead well beyond this particular film. But before setting off down these tracks, let’s consider the film itself for a moment or two.
Recommended CitationFarrar, Adam and McKnight, David, Review: 1. Male Bonding Hollywood Style 2. The Poetry of Dialogue, Australian Left Review, 1(110), 1989, 45-47.