Based on the novel by Saul Bellow, SEIZE THE DAY is a superbly unsettling film about one man's disintegrating life.
In 1956, Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams), a divorced, alcoholic, toy salesman, punches his boss and gets fired. He tells his lover, Olive (Glenne Headly), he's going to NYC to look for work. In the city, he visits his father, Dr. Adler (Joseph Wiseman), a successful MD who despises Tommy for not
following in his footsteps and constantly humiliates him. It is revealed that Tommy changed his name from Wilkie Adler in an unsuccessful bid at an acting career, motivated by resentment of his domineering father.
Dr. Tamkin (Jerry Stiller), who lives in...