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Grand Piano (2013)

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Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet.

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Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet.

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Play or Die

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25 October 2013 (Spain)  »

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$2,964 (USA) (7 March 2014)

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$22,353 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Wood had worked with a teacher three weeks prior to going to Barcelona and found it stressful having to play the piano and speak at the same time saying, "It was incredibly technical [...] lots of moments where it was jumping from where I'd play, listen to a click, listen to music, have to be in the right place and the right time and hear dialogue and repeat dialogue". See more »

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At the end of the credit roll we hear The Impossible Piece being played while the title shows. See more »

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Ten happy fingers
Written by Theodore Geisel and Frederick Hollander
Used by permission of Shapiro Bernstein Spain Mood Music Division
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries,Inc.
Under license from Sony Pictures Music group
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Grand Piano is flawed, but entertaining thriller fluff
4 March 2014 | by (San Antonio) – See all my reviews

Grand Piano can easily be described as Phone Booth in a concert with some speed thrown in for good measure. It goes for the enclosed race against time plot line to deliver its thrills and it succeeds somewhat thanks to a game Elijah Wood and some good direction.

Good: Elijah Wood plays a competent hero here. He's understandably on edge, but he's resourceful enough to not make him totally incompetent. Wood does good in raising the stakes. the direction is the highlight with the movie moving at a tight pace with plenty of cool camera angles and use of colors.

Bad: It does fall apart later on when the perpetrator is revealed and the motive is brought to light which seems like a lot of unnecessary work for the end result. The wife character seems like padding much like two friends that are just dumb comic relief.

Overall, it's a competent movie. There's enough thrills to make it entertaining, but it lacks real suspense and a strong ending to match the premise.


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