'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind' Trailer Is Bittersweet to Watch

Robin Williams

However, the actor also showcased versatility with critically-acclaimed roles in One Hour Photo and Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting, revealing that Williams was far from a one-trick-pony.

"Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind" is set to premiere in the U.S. on July 16 on HBO and hopefully not too long after that on Sky Atlantic.

"He was really comfortable on stage".


HBO today released the first trailer from the film, which makes its television premiere on July 16. And what follows is a sequence of visuals from Williams' life, from his stand-up shows and movies interspersed with appearances by the late actor's friends including the likes of Billy Crystal and Steve Martin. Martin then acknowledges that Williams, on stage, was "a master", but "off stage, it felt like he was holding himself together".

In the trailer, the comedian says "stand-up is survival". The irony of the latter was perhaps best put by Williams' son Zak, who says, "My father didn't always feel like he was succeeding". I saw this at Sundance, and while it is deeply moving and heartfelt, it's a more straightforward doc and not as clever or unique as I was hoping. The network describes it as, "A amusing, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world's most beloved and inventive comedians".

Not only does the documentary use ample footage of Williams taken from interviews and standup shows, it includes insight from those who knew him well.

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