YMMV / Rain Man

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: 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.
  • Glurge: Despite the general positive 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 Jerk Ass, make it guaranteed Flame Bait on many autistic support forums.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: Perhaps due to Autism being better-known these days, some people (even autistics) find the movie pretty unremarkable despite the hype (alongside The Rain Man stereotype).
  • Unfortunate Implications: Raymond Babbitt going back to the institution while Charlie goes away scotch free.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Definitely this trope, definitely this trope.
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