Silence Like Glass (1989)





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In this melodrama, a ballet dancer discovers that she is suffering from cancer and must re-evaluate her life. When she meets up with another young woman who is also ill, the two strike up a friendship. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi
R (adult situations/language)
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Jami Gertz
as Eva Martin
Martha Plimpton
as Claudia Jacoby
George Peppard
as Mr. Martin
Rip Torn
as Dr. Markowitz
Gayle Hunnicutt
as Mrs. Martin
Matthew Burton
as Chaplain Lawrence
Kathleen Doyle
as Mrs. Jacoby
Dayle Haddon
as Darlene Meyers
Theresa Merritt
as Nurse Wilson
Bruce Payne
as Dr. Burton
James Remar
as Charley
Madeleine Sherwood
as Grandmother
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You root for the cancer here, bc you are watching the overblown leads act like Angelica the Rugrat & Scrappy-doo respectively. Its so bland & uninspired -you'll need to talk to a real person after seeing it bc the fakeness & stereotyping is actually creepy. Sweeping attempt to make a bigger-than-life movie about dealing w cancer, but the music, script & acting fall flat, and the romanticized cinematography attempts to make the story seem large enough for everyone to sympathize or empathize with, but it only thuds of boring pomposity. Its a wooden Lifetime movie & appears to have Brian DePalma directing, except that nothing interesting happens, and all the attempts at seriousness in the script ring completely hollow. Otherwise, I love Jaime Gertz in Twister -hilarious- & Martha Plimpton in Eye of God - shocking & completely believable, almost too much so. Here, tho, they phoned it in - a sheer disgrace. I guess everyone has to pay the rent at times. I hate only a few movies, but this is clearly, eyerollingly, on that list. I'd rather see any number of anonymous ppl talk about their experience w cancer using natural honesty, humor & hubris rather than this self-important, bumbling, over-baked mess. Hated it. Period.

Thomas Porter
Thomas Porter

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