In “Good Morning, Vietnam,” Forest Whitaker seems as radio assistant Edward Garlick. His buttoned-up method to his work is a foil for Adrian Cronauer’s (Robin Williams) on-air antics. Garlick finds Cronauer amusing but in addition tries to maintain him out of bother. He’s each a pal and a fan of the radio host, and the chemistry between Williams and Whitaker makes for heartwarming, hilarious viewing.
Reserved, likable, and well-balanced, the younger non-public is much like different supporting characters Whitaker performed in his early profession. Nevertheless, he has a extra substantial character arc, with some measurable development all through the movie. Garlick’s a pleasantly memorable character however not fairly as robust as others from Whitaker’s later work. His experiences with Cronauer change how he views the world round him for the higher, and, in his personal quiet approach, Garlick helps humanize the larger-than-life DJ. When he takes over the radio broadcast on the film’s finish, it looks like his and Cronauer’s tales have come full circle.