Something to Believe In
Time Out saysA jaw-dropping amalgam of syrupy romance, terminal illness, divine intervention and classical music. McNamara plays an American pianist whose improvisatory flair shocks the Paris Conservatoire, but who may still secure a concert career if he wins the Barbarina competition in Naples. Pitillo is a Las Vegas croupier forced to quit her job after diagnosis of fatal disease. Her sole hope lies in travelling to an Italian village church where a weeping Madonna has prompted talk of miracle cures. Guess who she bumps into? This sets up a finale that works in the redemptive power of love over mortality, Lalo Schifrin's Piano Concerto performed on live TV watched by the entire world, and the hand of the Almighty Himself.