Music From Another Room

on April 24, 1998 by Christine James
   Just as Grace Swan (Brenda Blethyn) worries that her daughter Anna (Gretchen Mol) "used up all her magic" with her unique, precarious entrance into the world, "Music From Another Room" similarly starts out enchantingly but runs out of charm early on. Jude Law is appropriately charismatic as Danny, a passionate artist and hopeless romantic who believes he is fated to marry Anna, whose birth he assisted when he was five years old. However, the adult Anna, whom Danny reencounters by chance, is so unfalteringly icy and uptight that the attraction is impossible to figure out.
   The Swan family is a little too purposefully eccentric. Sweetly flighty mother Grace, perennially academic father Richard (Bruce Jarchow) caustic feminist Karen (Martha Plimpton), timid, blind Nina (Jennifer Tilly) and insensitive lout Billy (Jeremy Piven) all get their laughs with their divergent, extreme personalities, but ultimately some of the characters aren't as neatly woven into the story, making them seem extraneous and slotted in for effect.    Starring Jude Law, Gretchen Mol, Jennifer Tilly and Brenda Blethyn. Written and directed by Charlie Peters. Produced by Brad Krevoy, Steve Stabler, John Bertolli and Bradley Thomas. An MGM release. Romantic comedy/drama. Rated PG-13 for sexuality and language. Running time: 103 min.
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