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The Dream Machine --- The Imagination of the World Wide Web
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Like most of Gilliam's films, the ideas sound nuts at first, but they do suck you in from the first moment. It helps to have incredibly good acting and a hilariously outlandish story on hand. Bridges proves once again that he's one of the greatest actors in American cinema today, and Williams shows that he indeed does have a true dramatic range. The show-stopping performance comes from Mercedes Ruehl, who won an Academy award for her role as Bridges bizarre new age girlfriend, who is trying to save Bridges from a life of misery and self-loathing. Though it's not Gilliam's masterpiece, it certainly is his most ambitious effort. It is depressing at times, but also uplifting in the same instant, and that's what makes the movie so outstanding.