The Concert (Le concert) (2010)
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Thirty years ago, Andrei Filipov was the conductor of the illustrious Bolshoi orchestra until he was fired for using Jewish musicians. Now he works as a janitor and drinks too much. But when he intercepts an invitation for the Bolshoi to perform in Paris, Andrei masterminds a plan to gather his own Bolshoi to go in their place in order to make a triumphant return to the music scene. With a motley bunch of former musicians at his side, Andrei sets off for Paris to fulfill his destiny and return
Jul 30, 2010 Wide
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"The Concert" builds beautifully from a farcical premise that requires a suspension of disbelief to a musical climax that washes away our cynicism in a wave of honest tears.
"The Concert" is manipulative, overly sentimental, sometimes ludicrous and almost completely irresistible.
Benefits from clever editing and a credible cinematic representation of the ineffable power of music to ignite the human spirit. Sadly, the magic is way too long in the making.
The Concert was so unfunny, I had to consult IMDB.com to make sure that it was indeed listed as a comedy.
It ends in a place of transcendent emotion that sends everyone out of the theater in a swirl of transport.
It's as if the movie simmers unevenly for an hour and a half, and suddenly bursts into glorious flame.
The Concert is never quite as meaningful as it makes itself out to be. That's not to say it isn't entertaining and even occasionally moving.
Por su humor absurdo, su emotivo final y el encanto de sus personajes, El Concierto tiene todos los ingredientes para convertirse en la "feel-good-movie" del año.
"The Lives of Others" as seen through the feel-good filter of "Mr. Holland's Opus" - a struggle of creativity against oppression with more of the merrily made music that touchingly triumphs over adversity.
[C]rammed with so much Hollywood feel-good that a studio remake is surely just around the corner... It's all entirely preposterous, and very lovely...
The drama and the comedy often don't fit together, but The Concert is so endlessly good-natured that you keep watching regardless.
I was annoyed by the thickness with which it layers on the schmaltz and the obviousness with which it tells its jokes.
At the end of the concerto, the concert hall resounds with applause, and Gavrilov utters the film's next-to-last word: "Amen." The final word? "Bravo." That's my judgment as well.
Like an overanxious cymbal player, crashing out of control throughout the symphony, there's so much peripheral noise that we can barely hear the music of the piece. But please ... don't play it again, Samski.
It's a sweet-natured, agreeable-enough diversion, with just enough high culture, rowdy comic relief and flirtations with historical import that it's comfort food for art-house patrons of a certain age.
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