Shine Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1456

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 85

Theatrical Release Date: 11/22/1996

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Scott Hicks

Actors: Geoffrey Rush, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Chris Haywood, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Alex Rafalowicz

Plot: Based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott, this delightful movie charts the early and traumatic early years. Telling the story in flashback we see David as he grows up and into a child prodigy while his father abuses him and his siblings with the memory of his childhood in Europe and the loss of his family in the concentration camps. David finally breaks away from his father and goes away to study overseas, he later suffers a breakdown and returns to Australia and a life in an institution. Many years later he is released and through several twists of fate (in reality even more unlikely than film portrays) he starts playing a piano in a bar before finally returning to the concert hall

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3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/27/2012

This is an exciting biopic with the right blend of touching and triumphant moments. Geoffrey Rush proves what a nuanced actor he is, earning his Oscar soundly with a completely involving performance as the autistic musical genius.

Rating of
3.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 11/27/2011

This is a great, underrated biopic.

Rating of
4/4

PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 08/24/2009

An incredible film with one of the greatest performances by Geoffrey Rush Ever!!!

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