Director: Amy Redford
Runtime: 94 minutes
TV Rating: TVMA
The Guitar is a 2008 drama film about a woman who decides to pursue her dreams after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. The film was directed by Amy Redford, and stars Saffron Burrows, Isaach De Bankolé, Paz de la Huerta, and Richard Short.
One morning, “mouse-burger” Melody “Mel” Wilder is diagnosed with a terminal illness, fired from her thankless job and abandoned by her boyfriend. With nothing left to lose, given two months to live, she spends her entire life’s savings renting an empty palatial loft in the Village. Thinking she’ll never have to pay the piper, she lives off her credit cards, fills the loft with the fanciest products, sensually engages both the parcel-delivery man and a pizza delivery girl and teaches herself to play the electric guitar she’s craved since childhood. These life affirming experiences transform her irrevocably, as she discovers a passion for life and the will to live.