The Competition
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Can two prodigies fall in love and stay in love, even when they are competing against one another in an international piano competition? Richard Dreyfuss and Amy Irving attempt to answer that question in The Competition. Richard Dreyfuss plays Paul Dietrich, a shabby prodigy slouching past the thirty year mark. Embittered at never having won an international competition and being pushed and prodded by his parents, Paul decides to enter one last time and, if he fails, he will devote himself to teaching. Since this is his last chance, he throws himself into the competition with an energy and… More
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"Nasty little sports film. Lots of fun with pianoes"
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"The Competition offers a winning examination of one person's struggle to come to terms with his understanding of personal achievement and his capacity to love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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