The campy hyperbole of Grand Piano will surely cure my nightmares once and for all. The trailer bears no resemblance to professional music making. Maybe I will just be able to laugh at the whole thing and lighten up when it's time to play.
I think one should attend Grand Piano as if one were seeing Rocky Horror, in other words dressed up in character. White tie, black tails, slicked hair. Make it a party and go in a stretch limo. I can't wait til this comes to town.
Elijah Wood plays Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, who has stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public for a long awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of an expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” In the sights of an anonymous sniper (Cusack), Tom must get through the most difficult performance of his life and look for help without being detected.