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The Guitar (2008) 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,… 2008-11-07 R PT93M Drama Romance Saffron Burrows Isaach De Bankole
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The Guitar (2008)

MPAA Rating: R

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The Guitar | MISS MISERY Saffron Burrows tries to shop her way out of a bad-luck streak in the fuzzy-headed satire The Guitar
MISS MISERY Saffron Burrows tries to shop her way out of a bad-luck streak in the fuzzy-headed satire The Guitar
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Nov 07, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 93 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Saffron Burrows

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+

Originally posted Nov 19, 2008 Published in issue #1023 Nov 28, 2008 Order article reprints