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The GuitarThe severely beautiful Saffron Burrows plays some sort of generic New York career woman who receives a terminal cancer diagnosis, is downsized from her...The GuitarDrama, RomancePT93MRThe severely beautiful Saffron Burrows plays some sort of generic New York career woman who receives a terminal cancer diagnosis, is downsized from her...2008-11-19Isaach De Bankole
The Guitar
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The Guitar

Genre: Drama, Romance; Starring: Saffron Burrows, Isaach De Bankole; Director: Amy Redford; Author: Amos Poe; Runtime (in minutes): 93; MPAA Rating: R

The severely beautiful Saffron Burrows plays some sort of generic New York career woman who receives a terminal cancer diagnosis, is downsized from her job, and gets rejected by a lover — all in the same day. Good grief! To ease her agony, she rents a giant West Village loft and fills it with trendy paraphernalia, maxing out her credit cards. Amy Redford (Robert’s daughter) directed this fuzzy-headed consumerist disease-of-the-week satire. The Guitar is a lark, at best, but when Burrows’ healing indulgence extends to taking on lovers of both sexes, its goofiness acquires a certain hedonistic charm. C+

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