A Peter Pan for Yuppies: ROBIN WILLIAMS

In his new movie, Hook, as in his life, ROBIN WILLIAMS shows what happens when the boy who won't grow up turns 40 and is ready for risks

He's ubiquitous: every month or so lately, there's been a new Robin Williams movie. First came a bit part in Dead Again, in which he plays a ruined yuppie wretch who advises the movie's hero during the latter's supernatural quest for redemption. Then The Fisher King -- as a ruined yuppie wretch whose wife's murder propels him and the movie's hero on a supernatural quest for redemption. Now it's Hook, in which he plays a wretched yuppie whose children's kidnapping propels him on a supernatural quest for redemption.

In the highly improbable protagonist's role -- Peter Pan grown up? Peter Pan,...

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