The world according to Garp

Book Cover
Average Rating
Warner Home Video,
Pub. Date:
The 1982 film version of the John Irving novel The World According to Garp attempts to captures the quirky spirit while condensing the Irving original. Robin Williams plays the title character, the son of unmarried, unorthodox feminist Jenny Fields (Glenn Close, in her film debut). Every effort made by Jenny to broaden Garp's outlook on life -- she even arranges for him to spend the night with a hooker (Swoosie Kurtz) -- crams more fears and phobias into his psyche. Aspiring to become a novelist, Garp succeeds in this goal at the same time that his mother publishes her first feminist manifesto. Though successful and happily married to college sweetheart Helen Holm (Mary Beth Hurt), Garp remains envious of his fearless mother, who has taken in the radical "Ellen Jamesians," a group named after a young woman who had her tongue cut out by a rapist. Mutilation, in fact, becomes something of a leitmotif in Garp's life, climaxing (in every sense of the word) in an auto accident brought about by Helen's tryst with Michael Milton (Mark Soper). There is, of course, much more to the story than this: standing out amongst the dozens of offbeat supporting characters is John Lithgow as Roberta Muldoon, a transexual ex-football jock. John Irving appears as a referee during a college wrestling match, while director George Roy Hill plays the pilot whose low-flying plane crashes into Garp's new home. The World According to Garp didn't attract as large an audience as other, more conventional Robin Williams vehicles, though Close and Lithgow would both be nominated for Best Supporting Actor statues. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!

Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 3060f0c5-576d-6461-ad8f-cd2a73cdf066
Grouping Title world according to garp
Grouping Author warner bros
Grouping Category movie
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-20 10:08:24AM
Last Indexed 2019-07-20 10:08:50AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Close, Glenn, 1947-, Crawford, Robert L., Cronyn, Hume., Hill, George Roy, 1921-2002., Hurt, Mary Beth., Irving, John, 1942-, Kurtz, Swoosie., Lithgow, John, 1945-, Ondrc?ek, Miroslav, 1934-, Rotter, Stephen A., Shire, David., Tandy, Jessica., Tesich, Steve., Williams, Robin, 1951-2014.
author2-role Close, Glenn,1947-|Actor, Crawford, Robert L.|Producer, Cronyn, Hume.|Actor, Hill, George Roy,1921-2002.|Producer, Hurt, Mary Beth.|Actor, Irving, John,1942-World according to Garp., Kurtz, Swoosie.|Actor, Lithgow, John,1945-|Actor, Ondrc?ek, Miroslav,1934-|Cinematographer, Pan Arts (Firm), Rotter, Stephen A.|Film editor, Shire, David., Tandy, Jessica.|Actor, Tesich, Steve.|Screenwriter, Warner Bros., Warner Home Video (Firm), Williams, Robin,1951-2014.
detailed_location_gilpin Gilpin County Public Library - DVD
display_description Garp is a man whose life unfolds from cradle to grave in counterpoint to the dizzy, violent, cruel and casually destructive rhythms of our anxious age. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, his mother Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
format_category_gilpin Movies
format_gilpin DVD
id 3060f0c5-576d-6461-ad8f-cd2a73cdf066
isbn 9780790757247
item_details ils:88812|198069|Gilpin County Public Library - DVD|DVD WORLD|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GILPIN||
itype_gilpin DVD
last_indexed 2019-07-20T16:08:50.015Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Dramas, Fiction
local_callnumber_gilpin DVD WORLD
owning_library_gilpin Gilpin County Public Library
owning_location_gilpin Gilpin County Public Library
primary_isbn 9780790757247
primary_upc 085391126126
publishDate 2001
record_details ils:88812|DVD|Movies||English|Warner Home Video,|c2001.|1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:88812 198069 Checked Out Checked Out true false true false false true
subject_facet Authors -- Drama, Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Drama, Feature films, Feminists -- Drama, Fiction films, Film adaptations, Films for the hearing impaired, Mothers and sons -- Drama
title_display The world according to Garp
title_full The world according to Garp [DVD] / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Pan Arts presents a George Roy Hill film ; produced by George Roy Hill, Robert L. Crawford ; screenplay by Steve Tesich ; directed by George Roy Hill
title_short The world according to Garp
topic_facet Authors, Eccentrics and eccentricities, Feminists, Mothers and sons
upc 085391126126