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The Pianist (1991)

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Jean and her sister, played by Macha Grenon, have a life long infatuation with the Japanese Pianist who once lived across the street from them during their high school years. The film is ... See full summary »

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Jean
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Colette
Eiji Okuda ...
Yoshi
Dorothée Berryman ...
Samantha
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Cody
Ralph Allison ...
Martin
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Jean and her sister, played by Macha Grenon, have a life long infatuation with the Japanese Pianist who once lived across the street from them during their high school years. The film is set during the family's reunion on Vancouver Island and flashes back and forth over the last 10 years. By coincidence, Yoshi who is now a world famous Pianist is giving a concert in Vancouver and Amy is anxious to see him again but her sister curiously is not at all interested. The girls explore old passions, stalking, sibling rivalry and wrong life choice based on the fantasies of their youth. When Amy discovers her sister over the years, had nearly 7 or 8 sexual encounters with Yoshi, she is devastated. Inspite of the fact that Amy had chosen a career path which relocated her to New York City in order to increase her chances of a possible relationship with the handsome, exotic and gifted former neighbour, she never did meet Yoshi so her passions for him continued to smolder right up to the time of ... Written by D. R. (Dale) Cooper <dalecooer@writeme.com>

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Appallingly poor production, writing, and acting.
2 September 2002 | by (Hawley Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

The production values in this film, as well as the plot and the characterizations are appallingly poor. The audio engineering is so inept that one must have remote in hand to adjust volume from scene to scene, and even within scenes. The level of wit is childish and will appeal to all with a taste for bathroom humor. Direction and acting are on the level of a rural high school class play. The central figures, two young ladies besotted with a Japanese boy wonder concert pianist, appear to be in their late teens, but behave like prepubescent ninnies. Was hoping at least to see an interesting performance from Maury Chaykin, but alas. How can this be the same Maury that has since developed a superbly engaging Nero Wolf? What an infuriating disaster of a film.


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