Invigorating movie, based on true events, about the miraculous comeback of an Australian concert pianist from the depths of mental illness. Geoffrey Rush shines indeed in the role of David Helfgott, the musical prodigy who was pushed relentlessly to succeed by his tyrannical father (Armin Mueller-Stahl). Scott Hicks' fine direction emphasizes the emotional anguish and the triumphant recovery of this brilliant artist. Lynn Redgrave is excellent as an astrologer who helped David and became his wife. (PG-13) GREAT DRAMA DIR-Scott Hicks LEAD-Geoffrey Rush RT-105 mins. (Brief nudity, mild profanity)

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