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  • Summary: Set in the 1950s in the United States, this film focuses on a young Hungarian immigrant coming to terms with her past.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 75
    Nastassja Kinski, in one of her most affecting performances, does much to convey the turmoil going in her soul.
  2. 75
    The heartfelt truthfulness of Gardos' tale, and the performances of all leads, particularly Johansson, make the film a powerful account of the universal search for identity and the meaning of "home."
  3. 67
    Has an unerring eye for the banal intricacies of 1950s pre-planned suburban neighborhoods, à la Levittown.
  4. Heartfelt but often plodding and awkward, the movie feels like a somewhat subpar Sunday night TV movie.
  5. Reviewed by: Connie Ogle
    50
    Rhapsody fails to completely hook you, perhaps because the events happen so quickly you barely have time to sort out the characters.
  6. 50
    For a movie with such a vibrant real-life base, An American Rhapsody is surprisingly low-impact.
  7. Gardos, an experienced film editor, has little narrative sense, and decent performances (except from Kinski, who just worries and huffs around) are left out to dry.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. CCC
    Dec 6, 2006
    9
    I just watched this movie a second time and adored it as much as the first. Quite complex and beautiful with historical significance, some I just watched this movie a second time and adored it as much as the first. Quite complex and beautiful with historical significance, some wonderful performances and just a tremendous amount of heart. Collapse

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