History YMMV / RainMan

4th Sep '16 2:50:33 PM Valiona
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UnfortunateImplications: Raymond Babbitt going back to the institution while Charlie goes away scotch free.
22nd Jul '16 6:12:02 AM lledsmar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* OscarBait: Not the first to portray autism, but some say this trope is a cynical example of one.

to:

* OscarBait: Not the first to portray autism, but some say this trope is it's a cynical example of one.
22nd Jul '16 6:11:21 AM lledsmar
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* OscarBait: Not the first to portray autism, but some say this trope is a cynical example of one.
22nd Jul '16 6:06:52 AM lledsmar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype (alongside TheRainMan stereotype).

to:

* ShownTheirWork: Hoffman's acting as an autistic is very close to how some autistics are in real life. Since classification of autism has always been very difficult, it may be that the movie has changed who gets classified as autistic instead of other similar disorders like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rett_syndrome Rett syndrome]]. Thus making it seem more accurate than it really set out to be (the movie only had 3 weeks of research). Proof of the difficulty of classification is that if a child cannot be pigeon holed into a disorder, they are often classified as PDD-NOS or an atypical autistic.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype (alongside alongside TheRainMan stereotype).stereotype.
9th Jun '16 5:19:28 AM lledsmar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UnfortunateImplications: Raymond Babbitt going back to the institution while Charlie goes away scotch free.

to:

* UnfortunateImplications: Raymond Babbitt going back to the institution while Charlie goes away scotch free.free.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Definitely this trope, definitely this trope.
9th Jun '16 5:06:28 AM lledsmar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.

to:

* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.hype (alongside TheRainMan stereotype).
9th Jun '16 4:59:44 AM lledsmar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Glurge}}: Despite the general [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments positive]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel reception]] of the movie and 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.

to:

* {{Glurge}}: Despite the general [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments positive]] [[SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel reception]] of the movie and awesome Oscar-winning 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.
9th Jun '16 4:57:09 AM lledsmar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.

to:

* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.
* UnfortunateImplications: Raymond Babbitt going back to the institution while Charlie goes away scotch free.
19th Jul '15 11:04:11 AM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SoOkayItsAverage: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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).
This list shows the last 10 events of 29. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.RainMan