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This review is from: Guitar [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Melody is out-of-work and out-of-love and now she finds out she's dying. She decides to spend her remaining days holed up in a penthouse apartment with a phone and her credit cards, and she also wants to rekindle her childhood love affair with a shiny, red electric guitar.
I hadn't heard of this movie and didn't expect it to be any good, but happily, I was wrong! This is a well-made indie film with a compelling script, convincing actors, and clever direction and photography that keeps it moving at a brisk pace. Saffron Burrows ably carries the film as the ailing Melody. She was very sympathetic and I was pulling for her from the start. I felt her reaction to having a short time to live was believable and endearing. Filmed on location in New York City, there is a real urban feel to the movie; it's full of energy but also overflowing with desperation and the all-alone-in-a-crowd feeling.
This didn't look or feel like a low-budget movie at all; it felt like a labor of love for the cast and especially for the director, whose commentary is very interesting. Engrossing and entertaining!
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Initial post: 3 May 2011 11:52:12 BDT
Callum Doone says:
You must be a relative of the filmmaker. This film is terrible. The script is very poor, like a high school attempt at writing, the actors are wooden, the direction inane and the pace is tedious. "Clever direction"? What are you on? The film was neither believable nor endearing and it certainly did not have energy. The film progresses( if you can call it that) at a lethargic pace and is insulting to anyone of intelligence and certainly to those who are facing or who have been close to those with terminal illness. If this film is "based upon a true story" the filmmakers ought to have far more insight into terminal cancer. Your review is completely misleading.
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