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      The Guitar

      R Released Nov 7, 2008 1 hr. 35 min. Drama Romance List
      33% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 55% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A woman with only a few months to live pursues her dreams. Read More Read Less

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      Shock Therapy R This felt like a straw-man story. Implausible in its sudden purchasing power through credit cards or even its sudden interest from delivery staff, this movie doubles down on sentimentality. Then, <poof> the money is gone, the delivery friends are gone, but she finds a band with whom to play. If you want to watch a real story about dying of cancer, watch Wit (2001). If you want to watch a Pollyanna movie about joining a band, watch this one. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/03/22 Full Review kevin c Saffron Burrows plays a woman who's been diagnosed with a terminal disease, giving her only a few months to live. She also loses her job and relationship and decides if she's going to die, she buys a loft and fills it with fancy items including an electric guitar that she decides to learn , living off her credit card that she doesn't intend to pay back. Really enjoyed this as it was engaging and Burrows was excellent in her role. Paz de La Huerta costars. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked it. I want to watch it again but can't seem to find it anywhere. This is the kind of movie I think people would want to see in 2020... something about it gives me inspiration of hope. I really do hope that one of the streaming services will put it out there. I know it didn't get the best reviews but if anyone out there is even slightly a tad bit quirky like I am there will be an audience. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member I simply love this movie, its kind of sweet sadness. Saffron is just perfect for the role. The whole idea behind this is fascinating, to enjoy every day as if it would be the last and not bother about tomorrow. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Good premise, rotten movie. As per too usual, the lead actress just has to walk around naked, then has to perform one sex scene after another, some with men, some with women... because you know, that's what men want to see in a "drama" movie. GARBAGE. That's what this movie should have been called: GARBAGE. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Automatically recommended by robot maybe because I play guitars. I bought it. Her silhouette is beautiful as well as the guitar sound backing up the movie. There are sometimes chances to change our lifestyles. This movie is good for looking, listening and thinking. I have an experience that my idiopathic interstitial pneumonia disappeared. So, I believe this story can happen. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly The Guitar is a lark, at best, but when Burrows' healing indulgence extends to taking on lovers of both sexes, its goofiness acquires a certain hedonistic charm. Rated: C- Nov 20, 2008 Full Review Lou Lumenick New York Post [A] bizarre art-house equiva lent of The Bucket Lisy. Rated: 2/4 Nov 7, 2008 Full Review Stephen Holden New York Times That the movie is easy on the eyes (Melody's fetching silhouette against those sunset river views) doesn't make it any less bogus. Rated: 2.5/5 Nov 7, 2008 Full Review Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile We've probably all wondered what we'd do if given a few short months to live and the premise of The Guitar takes one self indulgent option Dec 20, 2008 Full Review Sara Maria Vizcarrondo Boxoffice Magazine A strong, kind-hearted start to a hopefully active career [for director Amy Redford]. Rated: 3/5 Nov 10, 2008 Full Review David Noh Film Journal International An interesting premise is weakened by directorial callowness, tonal uncertainty and an unengaging central performance. Nov 10, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A woman with only a few months to live pursues her dreams.
      Director
      Amy Redford
      Screenwriter
      Amos Poe, Gillian Horvat
      Distributor
      Lightning Media
      Rating
      R (Nudity|Some Language|Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 7, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 10, 2009