The Piano is such a moving piece of cinema. I had no idea that New Zealand produced such a great drama. The cast was superb. I went through such a huge array of emotions, which is very rare for me in films.
The movie is about a mute woman, Ada, who is forced into a marriage by her father and is required to move to New Zealand from Scotland with her daughter. She communicates through sign language and her daughter translates, aside from that she expresses herself through her piano.
I wont say much more for fear of ruining it for those of you haven’t seen it.
I hadn’t heard of Holly Hunter until this film, and I now plan to seek out more of her movies.
Sam Neil was amazing, I’ve seen him in several other movies playing essentially the same character. I had no idea he had such a range. He made me really despise his character in this movie, but also feel sorry for him. Normally I just like or dislike a character.
I felt the same way about Harvey Keitel, at first I felt a little disgust but then really warmed to his character. He loved Ada and it wasn’t just lust. He also had a really good body for an older gentleman!
If you haven’t seen this movie yet then I highly reccomend it. The soundtrack by Michael Nyman is also amazing,
If you’re in the mood for something more light hearted and 80’s oriented then I can direct you towards Girls Just Want To Have Fun with Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker. It’s typically 80’s and a little nu-wave. It’s colourful, full of spandex, high cut leotards and rockin’ 80’s dance moves. Even though it’s based on the song by Cyndi Lauper, she doesn’t appear. But Shannen Doherty makes a cameo.
If you see any of these two movies, enjoy!