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Critic Reviews for Vitus
Oh, yes. I loved the music, but it's almost impossible to go wrong with Bach and Schumann.
It's a simple, gentle tale that pulls its audience in almost imperceptibly; by its end, you just might be blinking away unexpected tears.
A good example of making the differences work for you. Deep down, this is a film about childhood dreams and the determination to make those dreams come true. With such a positive message, you can't help yodeling on your exit from the theater.
There are some likable elements to this unusual, erratic, ultimately frustrating film.
The more sentimentally inclined in the audience may even feel like applauding.
Audience Reviews for Vitus
It's interesting to note some less-than-enthusiastic comments of others about 'yet another child prodigy story,' which proceed to harp on that single note without giving the film credit for it's strengths. For me, this fantastic performance by Teo Gheorgiu succeeds at rehumanizing the prodigy stereotype, has fun doing so, and THAT wholistic perspective helps make it an ideal family movie. Big deal, there's no Rach 3, Hammerklavier or Gaspard des le Nuit--for Vitus, this is not a shortcoming.
This was a great story and the cast was wonderful. I loved the final performance; it was a great way to end the movie.
This is a remarkable film depicting a brilliant talent both in real life and in the film role that he portrays. Bruno Ganz and Teo Gheorghiu are paired in a unique and charming way and play off of each other beautifully. It is spectacular. In my estimation this is 5 stars+++.
|Vitus von Holzen:||Sometimes you have to cut the tree to save the fruit.|
|Grandfather:||If you can't decide, you'll have to part with things you like.|
|Vitus von Holzen:||I'd like to be someone else.|
|Grandfather:||Like who, for example?|
|Vitus von Holzen:||I don't know, whoever, just normal.|
|Grandfather:||As normal as me?|
|Vitus von Holzen:||No, more normal..|
|Isabel (earlier):||How long are you going to stay in your room?|
|Vitus Age 6:||Until I am an adult.|