The Red Violin

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One violin is traced through the years from when it was built to modern times.

I had high hopes for this one; I’m a fiddler, and it sounded good. Started off well, wanted to like it, but it kinda bogged down…totally unbelieveable, esp. the part about the couple having sex while he played the violin…I don’t think so! not even funny, just stupid.

The tarot cards telling the violin’s fortune instead of the violin maker’s wife’s fortune was an excellent plot device, and the modern stuff with Samuel L. Jackson was okay, but most of the historical vignettes were pretty pointless. Mr. Otter summed it up best: “one of those movies that sounds great over lunch, but just doesn’t work when you try to turn it into a script…”

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