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      An American Rhapsody

      PG-13 Released Jun 20, 2001 1h 42m Drama List
      56% Tomatometer 61 Reviews 66% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Amidst the shadows and secrets of Communist Hungary, one family's desperate escape plan goes terribly wrong. By dark of night, the family attempts a daring getaway, sneaking over the heavily armed border, but at an unthinkable price - their infant daughter is mistakenly left behind. From a new writer/director who lived through the astonishing events depicted in this film, comes a highly personal odyssey of a fierce young woman's bitter exile and hard-won redemption. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Though obviously a labor of love, American Rhapsody is an uneven, heavy-handed effort, particularly in the second half.

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      Jay Carr Boston Globe An American Rhapsody, in its straightforward way, earns its emotions. Sep 14, 2001 Full Review Susan Stark Detroit News An American Rhapsody speaks from the heart to the heart. Sep 7, 2001 Full Review Terry Lawson Detroit Free Press This should be a fascinating story, but An American Rhapsody never develops a melody or a rhythm, much less the epiphany the title suggests. Sep 7, 2001 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com A heartfelt coming of age tale of an Hungarian-American adolescent, well acted by Scarlett Johansson Rated: C+ Jun 27, 2011 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com In spite of the movie's inflated title, writer/director Eva Gardos tells an emotionally charged story of Hungarian immigration that is touching and historically accurate. Rated: B Apr 15, 2009 Full Review MaryAnn Johanson Flick Filosopher Not too many movies touch me so much that I need to retreat to somewhere private and sob my eyes out - this was one of them. Enormously poignant... Nov 19, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Michael T A good story. A little slow developing until the main character gets old enough to be taken over by the 15 yr old Scarlett Johannson. She carries the second half ably and the movie is saved. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/23/23 Full Review Steve D The script never captures the power of the story. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member I was impressed. Captured the feel of the times. Historical but not a documentary. A moving story. Well acted. Fairly big budget placing you in the 1950s. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A little slow developing however realistic on how one escaped the Iron Curtain to come to Freedom of USA. It makes me think how do people do it? My grandfather who fought against Gen. Franco in Spain always said "freedom beats that s o b any day." Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Emotional movie with great scenes. Beautiful cinematography. Bravo. I wonder why the low score on Rotten Tomatoes? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member A beautiful story eloquently told. Not an easy story to tell, I think, but the movie avoids all pitfalls and compels with honesty and simplicity...kudos to the director. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Amidst the shadows and secrets of Communist Hungary, one family's desperate escape plan goes terribly wrong. By dark of night, the family attempts a daring getaway, sneaking over the heavily armed border, but at an unthinkable price - their infant daughter is mistakenly left behind. From a new writer/director who lived through the astonishing events depicted in this film, comes a highly personal odyssey of a fierce young woman's bitter exile and hard-won redemption.
      Director
      Éva Gárdos
      Producer
      Colleen Camp, Bonnie Timmermann
      Screenwriter
      Éva Gárdos
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Fireworks Pictures, Seven Arts Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Thematic Material|Some Violent Content)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 20, 2001, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $850.0K
      Runtime
      1h 42m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Surround, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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