The World According to Garp (1982)

Director
George Roy Hill

Main cast
Robin Williams; Mary Beth Hurt; Glenn Close; John Lithgow; Hume Cronyn

Genres
Drama, Comedy

Description
Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.


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