After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.
A disgraced black ops agent is dispatched to a remote CIA broadcast station to protect a code operator. Soon, they find themselves in a life-or-death struggle to stop a deadly plot before it's too late.
The Truth About Love
From the Album "Weirder Than Sex"
Recorded at Estudios Katanga,Vitoria
Composed and Performed by Vertigo Surround
Guitars and Lead Vocals: Eugenio Mira
Bass: Mihran Yeranosian
Lead Guitar: Bruce German Sanchez Jimenez
Drums: Vincent Teruel See more »
Elijah Wood has been doing some interesting films recently. I would say there are 3 that seem to share a similar experimental feeling, two of which I have seen. That would be Maniac, Open Windows, and Grand Piano. Watch the trailers to these films and you will see why I think they share the same style.
Grand Piano is quite similar to the movie Phonebooth. Both share the idea of a person being watched by a sniper and forced to stay in one area. I think the idea works pretty well for this film. It builds the tension and the stakes feel high.
As mentioned before, this film has a slightly experimental feeling. There are unique uses of lighting that are pretty interesting, and also some experimental CGI use. For example, there's a shot where we see somebody grabbing a piece of broken mirror in a POV style shot, and they CGI the persons reflection in the glass, which really reminds me of "Maniac" where we see Elijah Woods reflection in different things.
I would say the best part of this film is really the final musical piece until the end, because that's when things really come to a head. The beginning has little bits of dark comedy thrown in, mostly in the form of a couple that is friends with Elijah Wood's character and his wife, which I felt didn't work. It should have all been kept dramatic and serious.
If you're looking for an interesting and unique thriller/mystery film, check this one out. It also includes Elijah Woods piano playing skills which are pretty impressive and i'm sure would be interesting for piano players to watch.
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