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The Guitar

4 Ratings: 4.0
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The Guitar is a 2008 drama film about a woman who decides to pursue her dreams after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. The film was directed by Amy Redford, and stars Saffron Burrows, Isaach De Bankolé, Paz de la Huerta, and Richard Short.

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4 reviews about The Guitar
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A very good film that follows the last few months of a woman diagnosed with cancer and nothing to lose.
review by . February 28, 2009
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A 2008 Sundance Film Festival selection, "The Guitar" is a film that takes us into the unpredictable world of a woman with a terminal illness. Directed by Amy Redford and with a script by Amos Pie, it is a story that dives into the mind of a lonely, grieving cancer patient and her final days--it is a story of frustrations, freedom, disconnection, and awakening. Melody Wilder (Saffron Burrows) is a woman who had just discovered that she only has two months to live--she has been diagnosed with throat …
review by . February 27, 2009
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Melody is out-of-work and out-of-love and has just found 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 …
review by . March 08, 2009
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Once upon a time there was a young woman named Melody (Saffron Burrows)   2. Her doctor (Janeane Garofalo) gives her the truth about life and tumors   3. Her boss gives her the axe   4. Her boyfriend needs space   5. After brief contemplation of death, she decides to live a little   6. She rents a spacious loft on a short term lease, and proceeds to fill it with everything her heart …
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