The compelling and poignant story of a young man who defies his father’s wishes in order to pursue his dreams. Shine is a story of rebellion and individuality through the eyes of a pianist whose only form of self-expression is found in the keys of his instrument.
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When I reached the last 40 minutes of the film and Geoffrey Rush was just becoming the main focus, it was beginning to look like Rush winning the Lead Actor Oscar for a Supporting Role was a bit undeserved. After finishing the film, his performance was the most amazing part of it and earns him the praise. Armin Mueller-Stahl is definitely worth a mention as well. Great performances all around.
Geoffrey Rush is phenomenal in this movie, the kind of performance that turns this into a must see film and deservedly won an Oscar among other accolades. Armin Mueller-Stahl is also brilliant and although outshone by Rush, still deserves a mention.