Friday, June 21, 2013

Le Concert


If you like good music you are a step into liking—strike that—loving this movie.

But it’s not just the music, The Concert has all the constituent parts of a good film: it’s a story with a beginning. middle, and end; it has romance of a kind; likable characters; and yes, one compelling attribute: absolutely beautiful music.

The glue that binds the parts together is the kind of innocent bond between the two main characters, the beatific Anne-Marie Jacquet, the first violin, played by Melanie Laurent, and Il Maestro, Andrey Filipov, played by Aleksey Guskov. The Concert is a French film, a comedy, with the typical French/Italian wackiness that comes across as slightly annoying to me if it goes on for too long. It doesn’t here.

This is a good movie and the last 10+ minutes is uninterrupted musical enjoyment.

4 out of 5 stars.

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