another great Australian movie
Moving and brilliantly acted film about nervous collapse, parental control and musical genius.
Wow! I was not expecting to enjoy this movie but got it because i love Geffrey Rush. It's a masterpiece! Superb acting, great storyline, perfect balance of emotive content. Totally going out to buy it!
I have meet the divine David & can say that Mr Rush's depiction of him is EXACT. A beautiful movie leaving you with feelings of anger (at his abusive father) yet laughter at his innocence to life. A wonderful true story about a true genius & gifted man that said in my company when I realized who it was ........."humility Helen humility".
A great series of performances from Noah Taylor, Geoffrey Rush, John Gielgud, et al, makes this film a very enjoyable piece of domestic cinema. I quite liked the storytelling, although recent facts have cast doubt on how accurately the film reflects the real events. Then again, most films are not meant to be factual inquests and I must say that this movie deserves a place on any Australiana-lover's top shelf.
As I am very partial to Rachmaninov's music particularly his third symphony and used to play the piano I loved this show. Geoffry Rush is in fine form playing the suffering budding pianist who is suffering under his overbaering father.
okay, a little slow, but if your into music
A well crafted film treated with much sensitivity and given distinction by its fine direction and more than capable cast of whom Messers Rush and Taylor excel. Watch it
I don't think I'll ever understand the father in this film, but the ending is great!
I felt myself wanting lots more. Wonderful, uplifting movie. I think Daddy was a bit overplayed by Armand though
There is someone who found the way out of mental illness, maybe through love. How lucky he is. Others, like my sister and cousin are engulfed by it since decades and cannot find a way out.
Geoffrey Rush as the brilliant but troubled David Helfgott is quite excellent. It's a great story and very well produced too.
A sad word on mental illness.