Geoffrey Rush deservedly won an Oscar for his portrayal of
David Helfgott in this excellent biopic of the mentally-fractured pianist.
The story focuses on two stages of the musician's life,
initially as an aspiring young man, when his talents are pushed too far by his holocaust-survivor father. Following a mental breakdown and many years in a care home, David makes his comeback with
his piano-tinkling excellence.
Though the film pussyfoots around the subject of mental
instability, the drama is still prevalent in the many other key scenes. The acting of the ensemble as a whole is excellent, but it's very easy to see why Geoffrey Rush's performance earned all