South Australian Film Corporation
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor
Directed by: Scott Hicks
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: The biopic of pianist David Helfgott (Geoffrey Rush) who suffered a nervous breakdown and a potentially career ending battle with Schizoaffective disorder.
Kitty Cameos: David apparently liked cats and several are seen throughout the film. David (Noah Taylor) is seen reading in bed with a cat beside him while still living at home.
In another scene David arrives home to find his father (Armin Mueller-Stahl) waiting up for him with a cat on his lap.
Later when David goes to music college, he shares his flat with a long-haired gray cat with white markings. The cat is seen sitting atop David’s piano as he plays.
Later they share a can of sardines.
Finally David is seen as an adult playing in a small apartment with another cat sitting on top of his piano.
Final Mewsings: Cats enjoy sardines and good music.