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Robin Williams plays it serious in moving true story.
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Fresh: A beautifully moving, life-affirming true story.
- Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Tour-de-force performances and one memorable storyline
- Clint Morris, Moviehole, Thursday, June 24, 2010
A very sweet film, tactfully, intelligently and beautifully made.
- SirPant, Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monumentally touching. The beautiful score and cinematography help set the heartwarming mood of this lovely film. Well written and directed (Steven Zaillian; Penny Marshall). Robert De Niro gives one of the best performances I've ever seen, innocent and vulnerable, as well as tough and smart. He nailed this role completely. Robin Williams, who, after seeing this, I no longer hate (I guess I hate him whenever he does comedy, but he's a fine dramatic actor). Penelope Ann Miller and Julie Kavner complete the impressive cast with their sincere performances.
- fernandorafael, Wednesday, July 30, 2008