Four Minutes

April 1st, 2008 DVD Reviews, Empire, Film

Note to filmmakers; there’s little else you can bring to the determined-teacher-heals-troubled-kid genre. German production Four Minutes tricks you into thinking it’s higher quality than it really is with solid performances, but we’ve seen it all before as a tough old prison piano teacher starts working with the violent, antisocial teenage murderess who just happens to have a staggering musical talent.

Will the teacher show the protégé the love she’s never known? Will the student bring the damaged older soul back to life? Watch a million other movies from Dangerous Minds and Dead Poet’s Society to Freedom Writers to find out. The two interviews with effervescent lead Hannah Herzsprung are interesting and the film’s subtitled.

Film: *** Disc: *


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