I watched this movie on Netflix.
I've heard about this 'legendary' movie for years, but never really had the chance to see it. In fact, I didn't realise it was as old as it was and thought it was more of a mid 90's film.
Finally going into it, I found it to be as delightful and good as I had heard. And Dustin Hoffman's performance was spot on. I myself have an autistic nephew, and how Hoffman plays the part is similar in many ways. Grade A performance for sure.
And this early Tom Cruise was good also. Not quite as polished as he is in later years, but still has that youthfulness to him. Over all, I really enjoyed this film and the emotional parts did get to me.
Mistake Status: Only really caught one during my viewing. Not sure I'll go back.
Continuity mistake: In the scene in the restaurant where Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman are trying to order breakfast, Hoffman's character fixes the salt and pepper shaker a certain way. In the next shot they are opposite the way he fixed them. Then in the next shot they are back to the way he had fixed them. (00:37:15)
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