History YMMV / RainMan

19th Jul '15 11:04:11 AM NWolfman
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.
24th Oct '14 7:34:39 PM Quietomega
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* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: Charlie fails to get custody of Raymond, and returns him to the institution.
** On the one hand, it's pretty much a downer for Charlie - soon after he truly discovers his family roots and realizes his and Raymond's history together, he has to return him to Wallbrook. And Raymond obviously benefited from being outside in the "real world" for a while.
** On the other hand, it's also obvious that Raymond's ability to grow is severely limited by his disability, and he is utterly incapable of dealing, in the long run, with the vicissitudes of the Real World. It worked out best for both of them - Charlie had the freedom to continue his life, and Raymond had the safety and 24/7 care of the institution. Charlie could come back and visit at any time (and probably did).
18th Jun '14 3:32:25 PM red10writer29
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* SoOkayItsAverage: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.
8th Jan '14 8:38:55 AM system
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7th Jan '14 3:33:27 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* CriticalResearchFailure: The story line states that 8,095 Buick Roadmaster Convertibles were made for 1949. This is incorrect; the actual total is 8,244.
** "The People's Court" and "Wheel of Fortune" are syndicated TV shows, and, therefore, air at different times of the day in different TV markets - but Raymond is able to watch them at the same time each day (a change in the TV schedule would have been traumatic for him) during his cross-country trip.
** While crossing the Suspension Bridge in Cincinnati (the 'singing bridge' that Raymond hums along to), the traffic in the background suggests that the bridge is either 4 lanes, or a one-way street. In fact, the bridge has only 2 lanes, one northbound and one southbound.
** When Charlie and Raymond are leaving Cincinnati the sun is still up. Later, when Raymond gets out of the car on the side of the highway, it appears that the sun has been down for a few hours. At this point, a sign for Interstate 275 is visible on the side of the road. I275 makes a large loop around Cincinnati area, which would suggest that they had been driving in a circle for a few hours.
** Raymond tells Charlie in the bathroom on the day he (Rain Man) was taken from his Ohio home that there was 7.2 inches of snow ("very snowy that day"). Yet, according to the Farmer's Almanac, there was no precipitation anywhere near Cincinatti on that day, which reached a high temperature of 45 degrees.
** When the Lamborghinis are being unloaded from the ship the cars have the normal 8.5 x 15 inch front and 12 x 15 inch rear wheels already installed rather than the plain, narrow wheels the factory installs when shipping the cars overseas.
** WOXY, "97X, Bam! The Future of Rock and Roll," was a small, independent radio station located in Oxford, Ohio, about 30 miles north of Cincinnati. Clear reception would have been practically impossible on the Southeast side of Downtown.
13th Aug '13 8:32:31 AM Usagi1992
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* {{Glurge}}: Despite the general [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments positive]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel reception]] of the movie and superb acting on the part of Dustin Hoffman, for many autistic people, the movie's much more {{Glurge}} then anything else. The simplistic portrayal of autism in the movie, and the way it's used as a plot device to teach the "neurotypical" protagonist not to be a JerkAss, make it guaranteed FlameBait on many autistic support forums.

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* {{Glurge}}: Despite the general [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments positive]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel reception]] of the movie and superb awesome acting on the part of Dustin Hoffman, for many autistic people, the movie's much more {{Glurge}} then anything else. The simplistic portrayal of autism in the movie, and the way it's used as a plot device to teach the "neurotypical" protagonist not to be a JerkAss, make it guaranteed FlameBait on many autistic support forums.
27th Jun '13 1:22:53 PM ArchTeryx
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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Besides Charlie's entire character arc, Raymond leaning his head against Charlie's. (Of course, it's also a ''monster'' of a TearJerker...)

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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Besides Charlie's entire character arc, Raymond leaning his head against Charlie's. (Of course, it's also a ''monster'' of a TearJerker...)
27th Jun '13 1:18:13 PM ArchTeryx
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesone: The soundtrack is full of it, some of which is still fun to listen to. "Iko Iko" (by the Belle Stars) and "Las Vegas" are standouts.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesone: CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The soundtrack is full of it, some of which is still fun to listen to. "Iko Iko" (by the Belle Stars) and "Las Vegas" "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2h1I_NXpNA Las Vegas]]" are standouts.
27th Jun '13 1:17:48 PM ArchTeryx
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesone: The soundtrack is full of it, some of which is still fun to listen to. "Iko Iko" (by the Belle Stars) and "Las Vegas" are standouts.
27th Jun '13 1:09:08 PM ArchTeryx
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** On the other hand, it's also obvious that Raymond's ability to grow is severely limited by his disability, and he is utterly incapable of dealing in the long run with the vicissitudes of the Real World. It worked out best for both of them - Charlie had the freedom to continue his life, and Raymond had the safety and 24/7 care of the institution. Charlie could come back and visit at any time (and probably did).

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** On the other hand, it's also obvious that Raymond's ability to grow is severely limited by his disability, and he is utterly incapable of dealing dealing, in the long run run, with the vicissitudes of the Real World. It worked out best for both of them - Charlie had the freedom to continue his life, and Raymond had the safety and 24/7 care of the institution. Charlie could come back and visit at any time (and probably did).
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