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Rarely does a film come along that so illuminates the strength of the human spirit and the triumph of the heart. Shine is the compelling and poignant story of a young man who defies his father's wishes in order to pursue his dreams. Both thought-provoking and powerful, it tells a story of rebellion and of 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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Critics Consensus: Featuring a strong performance from Geoffrey Rush, Shine succeeds in telling a compelling, inspirational story without resorting to cheap sentimentality.
[Helfgott's] extraordinary life is intelligently charted here, and the three actors who play him a...
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Intense, gripping mental illness music drama.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this award-winning drama depicts a mentally ill lead character who, as his dementia descends, behaves inappropriately with the opposite sex (groping womens' breasts impulsively) and sometimes goes out partially naked in public. In a discreetly shot scene he deliberately fouls a bathtub with human waste (inspring the script's lone swear word: "s--t"). There is frequent smoking and some drinking (and a glimpse of nearly nude go-go dancers in a London nite club).
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- Release Date:November 22, 1996
- Audio Format:5.1
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