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The Guitar (2008)

The life of a woman is transformed after she is diagnosed with a terminal disease, fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Given two months to live, she throws caution to the wind to pursue her dreams.

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The transformation of a woman after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness, fired from her thankless job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Given two months to live, she blows her savings and maxes out her credit cards to pursue her dreams, which include romance and learning to play the electric guitar. Written by anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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This film was shot in 21 days. See more »

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Isaach De Bankolé plays a character named "Roscoe", and according to the movie he is named after a small town in upstate New York. This implies that he's a NY native, though he speaks with a reasonably-thick African accent (the actor is from the Ivory Coast). See more »

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Melody Wilder: I just bought a guitar.
Roscoe Wasz: Great.
Melody Wilder: And then I have to get, you know, amps and stuff for the guitar. What?
Roscoe Wasz: You're spending money like there's no tomorrow.
Melody Wilder: There is no tomorrow. All my tomorrows are yesterday. Anyway, I'm charging it.
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John I'm Only Dancing
Written by David Bowie
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Lovely film
12 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this film at the Marin Film Festival. I am still absorbing it. A fine piece of film-making.

Saffron Burrows carries the film on her splendid shoulders. She is in almost every scene. I have always respected her work. With The Guitar she stretches her wings and flies.

Much of the film is without dialog. A lot of my favorite films are. Amy Redford did a fine job of directing. Very good first effort. I hope this film finds it's way out of the festival circuit and gets a release into theaters soon.

And I hope the IFC notices Saffron's performance.


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