[This is one of my golden oldies reviews - written years
go when I was just getting started and never posted.
I stand by the conclusions, but in most cases many details
are missing that I would normally include today.]
Saw THE PIANO (***) on Friday night. If you thought how wonderful
it would be living in New Zealand a hundred years ago, this movie will
disabuse you of that notion. This is a dark and depressing show about
the evils of life. Depressing shows can be quite rewarding as this
Holly Hunter without her Southern or any accent (she does not talk)
nevertheless gives an award winning performance. She is one of my
favorite actresses. Her best for me will always be BROADCAST NEWS.
Sam Neill is very good as a husband with an IQ about equal to his
age. He was mean yet somehow you managed to feel sorry for him at
times because he just did not seem to have the brains to know better.
Harvey Keitel was excellent as the, well, as the boy friend I guess you
I wish they had ended the show in a slightly different way a few
minutes before it actually ended. If you see the show, you will know
where I mean.
Copyright © 1993 Steve Rhodes