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Grand Piano (2013)

R  |   |  Music, Mystery, Thriller  |  25 October 2013 (Spain)
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During his comeback performance, a pianist who suffers from stage fright finds a note "play one note wrong, and you die".

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During his comeback performance, a pianist who suffers from stage fright finds a note "play one note wrong, and you die".

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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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Tom Selznick: I need to finish this...
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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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Somebody get Eugenio Mira a decent script
14 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a director who knows how to shoot a film and he directed the hell out of this silly script, but you can throw the fanciest camera tricks at a dog of a script -- but good looking nonsense is still nonsense. This is one of those high concept screenplays that seems churned out by an automated software writing program, not a human who actually sat down to write this. Elijah Wood gives a one note (pun!) performance and he's either miscast or just downright boring as our lead - though his hands do a convincing job. An off screen for most of the film John Cusack is our villain who will shoot Mr. Wood and his pretty little wife if he plays a wrong note. Cusack's expository dialogue over the last act of the film, explaining his motives are eye rolling and the remaining 15 minutes seem like the automated writing software malfunctioned when character motivation and narrative collided. A dumb, harmless film.


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