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An old Fashion Love story. The film revolves around A Jazz Musician Sam who's loses his wife and struggles to make sense of the world again. He returns again and again to a hotel room where he met her waiting for a phone call he watches and re-watches some like it hot as Jack Lemmon's character shares the same name with his wife.
On one particular night was he is yet again watching some like it hot, a young women come bursting into the room followed by a upset man. she locks herself in Sam's bathroom waiting until the man goes away. so begins a relationship of sorts through a closed door.
What I really liked about this little indie film was the combination of music and film two things I really love. Rupert Friend is really great as Sam he's a actor I haven't seen much of but liked to see more. Clemence Poesy is such a fascinating actress so unique, there is a sweetness to her that's wonderful to watch. I was really impressed with this sweet little love story.
A nonsensical attempt of an off-beat romance between two talented and tortured souls, LULLABY FOR PI is more baffling than beguiling; and an outlandish composition of unflattering music, arts, romanticism (and even mathematics) with convulsing incredulity.
Magic realism most captivating with the seriously true music performed all through the film. For some reason this movie seemes to have slipped under the radar but it has actually risen above most of the hot air usually seen on screen!
A slow but endearing movie, very low-key though.
I liked this romcom, unusual to all the others out there. Clemence Posey is a hotty and Rupert Friend was eye candy plus.
There is only one actor, Forest Whitaker, one of the low rated actors in Hollywood. Story line is very adorable and Pi is very charming and round character but she is not alive in that film. One thing that can pave the viewers is MUSIC!!!
What a fascinating movie... on love, friendship, and coincidence. The magical atmosphere of the movie lingers... With roomie at dorm.
Forest Whitaker has loaned his credible voice to movies that serve up reality with just a touch of magic dust, such as 'My Own Love Song' starring Renee Zellwigger, but if your only introduction to Rupert Friend was as 'the colourful Mr. Wickham' in the most recent rendition of 'Pride and Prejudice' or maybe his strong performance as the husband of young Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt) in 'The Young Victorians' or lastly and perhaps unfortunately as a new CIA agent brought in to play opposite Clare Danes in Showtime's 'Homeland', Season 2, this is the movie I would recommend to introduce yourself to this new voice to movies. His acting abilities have been noticed from the beginning, but other talents shine through in this lyrical, poetic tale of finding the courage to go on after unforeseen tragedy, and reach out to what may be waiting to light the way forward just on the other side of your bathroom wall. In this case, the bathroom is occupied at times, by another victim of tragedy, played by the delicious Clemence Poesy (In Bruges) who has found in Sam's (Rupert's) voice a reason to eventually want to allow the door they share to be opened. With Rupert locked out but welcomed to sing through the door, his soothing and capable jazz murmurings tell of a not heard from before trick in the bag this actor carries, he is a musician .
A tale told best with jazz music, in abundance, from neighboring locals coming in through the open window, purposely left open, allowing others seeking respite, or jazz lessons and perhaps understanding from one who has 'been there'. This movie sets itself apart with the strength of the characterization of Sam (Rupert), not merely a tragic figure, but as a once broken man who begins his rebirth into the world, and he takes prisoners, his conscience won't let him do otherwise. What a surprising talent in Friend, musician, singer, actor, young and very handsome, this tale is not for those who want meat with their potatoes, or it is if you can handle a sprinkling of magic in the garnish, but it is not to be missed by those who thrive on mystical parsley. A new favorite for me, to be sure!
Contrary to the two professional reviews, I really enjoyed this movie and the music. I thought the plot captured Sam's despair and Pi's lost-ness (not a word, I know) well - two damaged, fragile people making contact. It seemed only the round-about, strangeness of his encounter with Pi could have drawn Sam back into society. I didn't see it as a cliche, more of a pure representation of the emotions. I don't know if the actors were actually playing piano - if so, they did a great job.
Franchement Ã part la musique...