Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore returns to the helm with this drama centered on a lonely antiques dealer who vies for the heart of a withdrawn heiress with help from his only friend, who teaches him how to gently coax her out of isolation. As far back as he can remember, antiques dealer Virgil Oldman has devoted all of his energy into his work. Now, at 63, Virgil's only acquaintance is a talented young restoration artist named Robert. When Virgil receives a call from a young woman who seeks his assistance in removing some works of art owned by her family, he offers his services and travels to the designated site to assess the situation. Strangely, the girl does not appear to accompany him as agreed. Likewise, she is mysteriously absent as he begins the daunting task of taking inventory, transporting, and restoring the pieces. Over time, her unwillingness to get involved in the process begins to frustrate the detail-oriented Virgil. But his fascination with the elusive girl gradually takes precedence over that frustration. Meanwhile, perceptive Robert seems acutely sympathetic to her paralyzing fear of stepping out into the real world, and begins to advise Virgil on how to help her overcome it. In the process, Virgil is filled with a lust for life that he has never felt before. Geoffrey Rush and Jim Sturgess star in a film featuring an original score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone.~Jason Buchanan
Great Geoffrey Rush: unusual, interesting, bizarre
This is one of the Geoffrey Rush movies that is very different. I loved his acting abilities in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" which was done on cable. His characters are so alive and have such high quality energy. This movie has that same acting quality.
It is a very bizarre movie in an interesting way that once you start watching the movie you don't want to stop because it is so different & unusual a story
. All the characters were well acted. They all deserve credit for making a good, well balanced group of characters; Sylvia Hoeks' character adds to the bizarre & unusual tones, while Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland's characters are also non-typical and add to the unusual aspects of this film. But Geoffery Rush is the stand out!!!
At one point I started to wonder if there wasn't something else going on that was not obvious at all and was kept low & well hidden. I had that feeling in my gut about it and....... sorry no spoilers...you'll just have to watch this movie.
Apparently it was released outside the US and wasn't in theaters here that I know of. I can't really remember how I found the trailer online. ( I don't watch cable tv at this time and therefore don't see those movie trailers.) However, I'm very glad I found it!
I like Geoffrey Rush very much!! I wouldn't have bothered with any "Pirates of the Caribbean"" sequels if my Captain Barbossa character wasn't among them.
I think Geoffrey Rush is an incredibly talented actor and this is another one of his gems you might not have seen. It is well worth it to own!!