There were some bad reviews before I watched this movie. I still watch it, anyway. I know - there are some flaws in this movie. Maybe some moments look ridiculous. But in my opinion, this movie is f*cking entertaining. I think - GRAND PIANO realized that it has a weak storyline. But director Eugenio Mira and writer Damien Chazelle know how to make it interesting. GRAND PIANO is thrilling and guilty pleasure to me...
Delivers exactly what it wants. You may not like the style, or the premise, or the events (neither do I). As a performance it is close to flawless, keeping you rivetted (nothing to do with the eponymous French director) not so much because you care, but because it is well done. Or I have reviewer bias as I was in a strange mood. Who knows
For those that thought phone booth was silly, here we have the seen sillier Grand Piano. Plot holes, bizarre behavior and the apparent mandatory and unreasonable requirement for the full suspension of our disbelief, this is a bit of a turkey. I wonder who thsi film is really for? A popcorn thriller for those waiting out the lull between scheduled event cinema? On the plus side it wasn't overlong nor was I bored
Dear oh dear, what a crazy mixed up film. No comparison to the simply superb Whiplash. Even if it was the same scriptwriter, I am afraid script is all it is. Elijah Wood is, well, wooden (can he do ANY other face than "worried"?) and John Cusak was clearly paying his mortgage with this one. This would have been a better film made 60 years earlier, in black and white, and with a lead who played better than he acted.