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      Silence Like Glass

      R 1989 1h 45m Drama List
      Reviews 67% Audience Score 50+ Ratings When young ballet dancer Eva Martin (Jami Gertz) falls ill, she discovers that she has cancer. Seeking treatment at a clinic, Eva attempts to cope with her potentially fatal illness. She must also adjust to life with her new roommate, fellow cancer patient Claudia Jacoby (Martha Plimpton), a girl of modest means who immediately resents the well-to-do Eva. Slowly, however, Eva and Claudia begin to build a friendship that helps them both deal with their disease. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member You root for the cancer here, bc you are watching the overblown leads act like Angelica the Rugrat & Scrappy-doo respectively. Its so bland & uninspired -you'll need to talk to a real person after seeing it bc the fakeness & stereotyping is actually creepy. Sweeping attempt to make a bigger-than-life movie about dealing w cancer, but the music, script & acting fall flat, and the romanticized cinematography attempts to make the story seem large enough for everyone to sympathize or empathize with, but it only thuds of boring pomposity. Its a wooden Lifetime movie & appears to have Brian DePalma directing, except that nothing interesting happens, and all the attempts at seriousness in the script ring completely hollow. Otherwise, I love Jaime Gertz in Twister -hilarious- & Martha Plimpton in Eye of God - shocking & completely believable, almost too much so. Here, tho, they phoned it in - a sheer disgrace. I guess everyone has to pay the rent at times. I hate only a few movies, but this is clearly, eyerollingly, on that list. I'd rather see any number of anonymous ppl talk about their experience w cancer using natural honesty, humor & hubris rather than this self-important, bumbling, over-baked mess. Hated it. Period. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Another movie of the week failing to live up to it's potential. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When young ballet dancer Eva Martin (Jami Gertz) falls ill, she discovers that she has cancer. Seeking treatment at a clinic, Eva attempts to cope with her potentially fatal illness. She must also adjust to life with her new roommate, fellow cancer patient Claudia Jacoby (Martha Plimpton), a girl of modest means who immediately resents the well-to-do Eva. Slowly, however, Eva and Claudia begin to build a friendship that helps them both deal with their disease.
      Director
      Carl Schenkel
      Producer
      Michael Röhrig, Carl Schenkel
      Screenwriter
      Bea Hellmann, Carl Schenkel
      Production Co
      Bavaria Film, Lisa-Film
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 45m