Directed by Eugenio Mira
Pianist Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood) is giving a long-overdue concert after stage fright derailed his promising career. But when he arrives onstage, he receives a message from a sniper who tells Tom he will be shot if he plays a wrong note. As Tom tries desperately to outfox the assassin he eventually realizes there’s no way out, and he’ll have to confront the piece of music that scared him off the stage. A ultra-tense thriller in the vein of RED EYE and PHONE BOOTH, GRAND PIANO plays out every musician’s worst nightmare - and makes it our own. Written by Damien Chazelle (LA LA LAND, WHIPLASH).
A pianist is menaced by a sniper who threatens to shoot him if he plays a wrong note.
Cast: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé
Good fun, and directed with flair! Story slightly unpolished and a couple of moments that didn't make total sense, but the acting was great and kept my attention.
Just a waste of time. And that comes from somebody who is stupidly excited about pianos.
As a pianist... this was truly the biggest nonsense I’ve watched in connection with pianos in a long time. This film is like a fever dream of a music student, on acid. But not in a good way. Also, John Cusack truly is the talented version of Nicolas Cage.
I enjoyed it because of Alex winter and a little bit of John Cusack, and a weird bit of acting by Elijah Wood. It was intriguing until it suddenly wasn’t.
The talking and playing at the same time has a strange offset to the film could have been done better, some bad timing if you can see past the corny cliché sprinkles quite good. Worth a watch.