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The Guitar (2008)

6 Ratings: -0.7
A movie directed by Amy Redford

Actress Amy Redford's directorial debut,The Guitar, pivots on a potentially risible concept made palatable by a charismatic cast: an attractive woman discovers she's dying, maxes out her credit cards, and indulges her every materialistic and sexual whim … see full wiki

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Director: Amy Redford
4 reviews about The Guitar (2008)
review by . April 18, 2009
Have you ever had a bad day? Poor Mel Wilder (Saffron Burrow) has one of the worst days of her life when she finds out that has terminal cancer, loses her job and is dumped by her boyfriend. She goes into a deep state of depression but eventually decides to live out her final two months of life in lavish excellence. This sounds like a great beginning to a wonderful story. Instead, it's nothing more than the highlight of a hum-drum film.    Mel rents a fancy penthouse, maxes out …
review by . April 15, 2009
If you haven't already noticed, the reviews for The Guitar are all over the map. Clearly this isn't a movie for everyone, and I confess that at about 40 minutes into the film I was wondering if it was even for me. But two days after watching it, I'm still haunted by Saffron Burrows' performance and the incredibly subtle way the story unfolds.    Melody Wilder (Burrows) experiences what has to be trifecta of life altering events, all within one morning. First her doctor (played …
review by . March 19, 2009
I would have done the same. The movie started out with a great plot and a great actress. Mel Wilder learns that she has about 2 months to live. What does she do? Rents a lavish penthouse in NYC, buys anything and everything, becomes involved with the delivery man and the pizza delivery girl and learns to play the guitar. I would have done the same! Those first 30 minutes were excellent. But, about the middle of the film, it all went downhill. The film tries too much to make everything too perfect. …
review by . March 10, 2009
This is a film I thought sounded interesting. A woman suddenly told she's terminally ill decides to take the last months of her life to live in luxury and pursue her desires and dreams. What I found lacking here was full plot development and depth. We don't get to see much of Mel before her diagnosis and rapid transformation of her life. The plot unfolds rather quickly and comes to a neat, almost cliched ending. I thought the acting was really good and the character likable, but the film seemed …
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