Duet for One (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Duet for One (1986)





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Julie Andrews delivers a virtuoso dramatic performance in Duet for One. Based on a play by Tom Kempinski, the story concerns brilliant concert violinist Stephanie Anderson (Andrews) who is slowly succumbing to the ravages of multiple sclerosis. Stephanie's problems are compounded by her cheating husband David Cornwallis (Alan Bates), and her protégé Constantine Kassanis (Rupert Everett), who shows signs of "selling out" to popular entertainment. Max von Sydow, who previously co-starred with Andrews in Hawaii, plays psychiatrist Dr. Louis Feldman, who tries to help Stephanie cope with her debilitations, but who ends up as much an albatross around her neck as David and Constantine. Critics are still divided over whether or not the mystical sequences between Andrews and the ghost of her violin teacher (Sigfrit Steiner) truly work within the context of the plotline. Duet for One was the third English-language production for Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tom Kempinski, Jeremy Lipp, Andrey Konchalovskiy
In Theaters:
MGM Home Entertainment


Julie Andrews
as Stephanie Anderson
Alan Bates
as David Cornwallis
Max von Sydow
as Dr. Louis Feldman
Rupert Everett
as Constantine Kassanis
Margaret Courtenay
as Sonia Randvich
Cathryn Harrison
as Penny Smallwood
Sigfrit Steiner
as Leonid Lefimov
Siobhan Redmond
as Totter's wife
David Miller
as Charlie
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Critic Reviews for Duet for One

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | June 25, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Duet for One

one of Julie's best performances. anyone who thinks she just plays herself in her movies needs to see this.

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