MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 597 this week

Perestroika (I) (2009)

 -  Drama  -  20 March 2009 (USA)
4.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.3/10 from 125 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 10 critic

Top astrophysicist Sasha Greenberg has spent the past 17 years working in the United States. An invitation to speak at a Congress on Cosmology in his native Moscow brings him home for the ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

Related News

Perestroika - Movie Review
| Monsters and Critics
Russian To Find Himself
| NYPost.com

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 29 Jun 2011
 
a list of 520 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 325 titles
created 27 Jun 2012
 
a list of 85 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 26 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Perestroika" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Perestroika (2009)

Perestroika (2009) on IMDb 4.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Perestroika.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A dark psychological drama, Shooting Livien explores the inner psyche of John Livien, a disillusioned New York musician who deals with a childhood trauma by claiming an alter ego. His band ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Cook
Stars: Jason Behr, Sarah Wynter, Dominic Monaghan
Noise (2004)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A riveting psychological drama about a woman (Trish Goff) trying to piece her life back together whose problems escalate when she confronts her mysterious upstairs neighbor (Ally Sheedy).

Director: Tony Spiridakis
Stars: Julia Barnett, Trish Goff, Ted Bardy
Steam (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Steam tells the stories of three women, linked only by the steam room at the local gym. The women seem "stuck" in life, until eachfinds a new, fulfilling relationship.

Director: Kyle Schickner
Stars: Ruby Dee, Ally Sheedy, Kate Siegel
Amnesia (1997)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Paul Keller is a married pastor who preaches piety on Sunday, while carrying on a torrid affair with the local school teacher, Veronica Dow, during the week. The lovers concoct a scheme to ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Voss
Stars: Nicholas Walker, Dara Tomanovich, Sally Kirkland
The Warden (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Lindsay Crouse, Sam Robards
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Michelle Sanderson (Ally Sheedy) is a woman who seems to have everything -- great looks, a promising career, a large circle of friends. But the one thing she yearns for most is a romantic ... See full summary »

Director: Talia Shire
Stars: David Sheltraw, Ally Sheedy, Don Novello
Citizen Jane (TV Movie 2009)
Biography | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jane Alexander, an attractive, athletic San Francisco woman, is enjoying a comfortable life in Pacific Heights with the man she loves, handsome, charismatic Tom O'Donnell. Jane's idyllic ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Meat Loaf, Nia Peeples
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An American Jewish man visiting Jerusalem for the funeral of his father gets sucked into a world of violent intrigue after meeting a mysterious, beautiful Palestinian woman.

Director: Mitch Davis
Stars: Eion Bailey, Linda Hardy, F. Murray Abraham
Ultimate Betrayal (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This is based on a true story about two sisters who sue their father for incest and child abuse. As the story unfolds, it is revealed that the father severely abused all six children, and ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Marlo Thomas, Mel Harris, Eileen Heckart
Sugar Town (1999)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Unimpassioned look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries ... See full summary »

Directors: Allison Anders, Kurt Voss
Stars: Jade Gordon, John Taylor, Michael Des Barres
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Sins Of Our Youth is the story of four teenage boys who accidentally kill a young boy while shooting off assault weapons recreationally and the perilous decisions they make in the wake of the killing.

Director: Gary Entin
Stars: Mitchel Musso, Bridger Zadina, Dani Knights
Client Seduction (TV Movie 2014)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

High-profile defense attorney Melissa Eco is determined to change her image from the "lawyer to go to when you're rich and guilty and want to beat the system." So she takes on the charity ... See full summary »

Director: Penelope Buitenhuis
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Rhys Ward, Annie Clark
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sasha
...
Helen
...
Prof. Gross
Oksana Stashenko ...
Natasha
...
Jill
Mariya Andreeva ...
Elena (as Maria Andreeva)
Andrey Sergeev ...
Krimsky
Valeriy Afanasev ...
Listov (as Valeriy Afanassiev)
Anatoliy Goryachev ...
Kostya Ryumin
Aleksandr Pozharov ...
Tolik
Stanislav Belyaev ...
Sasha Age 17
Viktor Cherepanov ...
Head of Film Studio
Mikhail Rayvicher ...
Sasha as a Schoolboy
Stepan Lapshin ...
Listov as a Schoolboy
Viktor Udochkin ...
University Dean
Edit

Storyline

Top astrophysicist Sasha Greenberg has spent the past 17 years working in the United States. An invitation to speak at a Congress on Cosmology in his native Moscow brings him home for the first time to confront colleagues, and unanswered personal questions. As Russia undergoes perestroika, public and private lives are radically re-assessed and Sasha sees the social and sexual upheavals as a crisis of civilization, and a reflection of his own obsessive studies into the nature of the Universe itself. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Перестройка  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,532 (USA) (20 March 2009)

Gross:

$21,684 (USA) (24 April 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Elena: Professor, you're a wise man. Tell me, why is it all so awful? Whenever I tell someone I want to go to America they tell me it's no better over there. Like they want to leave you nothing to hope for.
Prof. Gross: Happiness is not found in Moscow. Or New York. It's here. You just need time to find it.
Elena: Have you?
Prof. Gross: I have!
See more »

Soundtracks

The Circle of Friends
Music by Aleksandr Zhurvin
Lyrics by Slava Tsukerman
Performed by Aleksandr Zhurvin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not overally interesting
12 February 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I picked this up because one the title caught my eye and I noticed Ally Sheedy was in it and I haven't seen her in anything since Kyle-XY.

In a nutshell it's about Sasha Greenberg, Sam Robards, who returns to Russia 17yrs after he left to reconnect with those he knew before he left due to Communism ending back in 1992.

Ally Sheedy plays his now x-wife who originally helped him escape Russia through marriage. There are many flashbacks of Sasha Greenberg of what was going on in his life in 1992 and during a get together with his friends at his birthday party the flashbacks increase and at one point I couldn't tell what was current or the past. This could be because I drifted off to a mild sleep I was so captivated and moved by the film. There are 3 women that play a role in Sasha's life and he's always torn between who he's more interested in. The one he left behind, the one he married/divorced and the one he's dating now.

Overall, there is more I could say, but feel I've spent enough time just watching it. This film didn't pull me in and get me involved in the story. It was more like going to see a play in a small theatre with some novice actor/actresses. Not overally interesting....


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone? projectcyclops
Discuss Perestroika (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?