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#2081159 - 05/12/13 02:43 AM Madame Sousatzka  
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Has anyone seen the movie 'Madame Sousatzka' played by Shirley MacLaine? It's on Netflix, which said Maclaine won a golden globe for her performance as Sousatzka, the piano teacher. Just wondering if it's any good before spending 2 hours and 11 minutes on it.


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#2081163 - 05/12/13 02:48 AM Re: Madame Sousatzka [Re: 4evrBeginR]  
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haven't seen it myself but it gets a respectable 6.5 on imdb.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095564/reference

A Ruth Prawer Jhabvala screenplay is a good sign, she did most of the writing for the Merchant-Ivory productions and some of my favourite films.

check out the individual reviews there for more detail...

#2081165 - 05/12/13 02:50 AM Re: Madame Sousatzka [Re: 4evrBeginR]  
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I loved it. (Saw it years ago in the theater, when it came out.)

#2081181 - 05/12/13 03:37 AM Re: Madame Sousatzka [Re: 4evrBeginR]  
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I read the reviews, which also led to a trailer, which was very entertaining.


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#2081323 - 05/12/13 10:57 AM Re: Madame Sousatzka [Re: 4evrBeginR]  
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Yeah, but Link, from "Mod Squad" plays a great Jelly Morton in the Legend of 1900..

#2081374 - 05/12/13 12:39 PM Re: Madame Sousatzka [Re: 4evrBeginR]  
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I've seen it, it's very nice. Even if the boy actor doesn't actually know how to play the piano!


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#2081379 - 05/12/13 12:55 PM Re: Madame Sousatzka [Re: Mark_C]  
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Originally Posted by Mark_C
I loved it. (Saw it years ago in the theater, when it came out.)

I agree. A bit maudlin in parts, but given the story line, that's to be expected. What's also to be expected is MacLaine's superb performance. I actually found her interactions with the quirky neighbors in her apartment building somewhat more interesting than the relationship with her student. But overall, it's a delightful movie, and definitely not a waste of time.


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