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R| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
Iris Du Pré (Celia Imrie) inspires a love of music -- and a healthy rivalry -- in her daughters, Hilary (Rachel Griffiths) and Jackie (Emily Watson). Cellist Jackie outshines her flutist sister when her skillful playing lands her in the international spotlight. Meanwhile, Hilary builds a quiet but happy family life. When Jackie buckles under mounting pressures in the high-stress world of elite classical musicians, she turns to Hilary for help, and may put her sister's love to the test.

Cast: Emily Watson , Rachel Griffiths , James Frain , David Morrissey , Charles Dance , Celia Imrie , Rupert Penry-Jones , Bill Paterson

Director: Anand Tucker

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: October Films

Hilary And Jackie (1998)

Release Date: September 14th, 1998|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Emily Watson is ravishingly good -- and brings an amazing focus and intensity to what could have been a disease-of-the-week picture. show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It is a triumph, and one of 1998's few "don't miss" motion pictures. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie makes no attempt to soften the material or make it comforting through the cliches of melodrama. show more

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