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Music from Another Room (1998)

Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy... See full summary »

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Music From Another Room is a romantic comedy that follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up believing he was destined to marry the girl he helped deliver as a five year old boy when his mother's best friend went into emergency labor. Twenty-five years later, Danny returns to his hometown and finds the irresistible Anna Swan but she finds it easy to resist him since she is already engaged to dreamboat Eric, a very practical match. In pursuit of Anna, Danny finds himself entangled with each of the eccentric Swans including blind, sheltered Nina, cynical sister Karen, big brother Bill and dramatic mother Grace as he fights to prove that fate should never be messed with and passion should never be practical. Written by Anonymous

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Their romance began the day she was born.

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Jude Law reads to Nina Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Jude Law plays Karenin the eponymous heroine's husband in Joe Wright's upcoming film, Anna Karenina. See more »

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When Anna is born, she is quickly wrapped in a blanket and handed to her mother. As her mother holds her you can see the disposable diaper where the blanket slipped down. See more »

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Nina Swan: I've been scared my whole life, it's only now that I'm in love I'm not scared.
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Referenced in Forever Mine (1999) See more »

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Fly Away
Written by Poe (as Annie Danilewski)
Performed by Poe
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Flawed and incoherent
30 April 2003 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Music From Another Room" is an interesting title. It doesn't make any sense until you see the film in which the phrase is part of a slightly silly metaphor about the nature of love. However, the title actually made me watch the film, along with the promise of well-known actors Jude Law, Jennifer Tilly and Brenda Blethyn.

The film is funny at times and lovable in the way we expect from romantic comedies - the opening scenes of young Danny's participation in a baby's birth is a good example, full of sweetness and humanity from Brenda Blethyn and young actor Cory Buck.

But this is basically not a very good film. The major problem is in the directing and the editing which are without elegance and with plenty of flaws. Too many parts of the film are unfunny. A large part of the latter half of the film is strained and repetitive. The intended mixture of sadness and joy is handled too unoriginally to be anything but indecision.

On top, the storyline is incoherent: Danny's immediate crush on a girl he hasn't seen since her birth is not backed by anything other than Gretchen Mol's nice, but perhaps rather bland appearance. For the most part, the character is described as a closed and slightly dull personality, and Mol plays it with a stiffness to match.

Jude Law is a splendid talent but his part much too romanticized and fundamentally uninteresting. Jennifer Tilly plays a blind girl who is provoked into experiencing life more than she has; she is good, but not excellent. In the end my favorite actors here are Brenda Blethyn and Jane Adams, both in fairly small parts.


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