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Ahead of what would have been legendary Oscar-winning comedian Robin Williams’ 70th birthday on 21 July, the documentary film Robin’s Wish tells the story of what really happened to one of the greatest entertainers of all time – and the devastating disease his mind was fighting in the lead up to his tragic suicide in 2014.
Featuring interviews with the people who knew and loved Robin, from his widow, Susan Williams, to the many directors who worked with him, the documentary holds an 89% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics consensus says, “Robin’s Wish offers an emotional look at the end of a life suddenly cut short — and pays warm tribute to the brilliant legacy that was left behind.”
Wall Street Journal says the film “offers a portrait in unfathomable courage. It’s a horror story shackled to a hero’s journey in which a man with a surpassingly fertile mind feels himself – his deepest, essential self – coming inexorably, inexplicably undone.”
Robin Williams fans – check out the more light-hearted documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, about his contribution to comedy.