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 »
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
There are numerous references to the book "Anna Karenina". They include, but are not limited to: Anna going out to skate the first time she meets Danny, the lecherous brother, the final scene involving a train. See more »
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 »
[chasing after Anna in a taxi, wearing his pig costume]
I would marry you tomorrow! I would have children with you, dozens and dozens of children!
Let's hope they look like the mother.
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OK, if you're in the mood for a slightly nutty romantic comedy, go for this one.
The subplot, with Jennifer Tilly's performance as a shy, sheltered blind girl, reluctantly coming out of her shell, is totally luminous (sorry 'bout the cliche, but no other word fits), without resorting to the corniness of "A Patch of Blue." To me, it was actually a more affecting story than the main plotline.
The other actors do a great job, especially Brenda Blethyn (what do they teach in British acting class?), Martha Plimpton, and Jayne Adams. The story moves along nicely, and one event seems to flow naturally into another.
My guess is, if there had been an A-List Hollywood star on board, like, eg, Bruce Willis, this little film might have gotten quite a bit more recognition. But the chemistry would have been completely different.
Bring a date and some popcorn, and enjoy.
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