By David Hunter
With an excellent soundtrack of Latin-flavored songs and instrumentals, the well-paced, entirely absorbing scenario concludes with Noriega (Bob Hoskins) and a savvy papal nuncio (Jeffrey Demunn) enduring the U.S. military's barrage of hard-rock music in a bizarre standoff.
By Robert Koehler
…soundtrack is outstanding, blending an array of selected tracks from such work as mystical Brit composer John Tavener and Zbigniew Preisner's music…
“SISSY” DRAWS HUMANITAS HONORS
...Tony® Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein, won [the Humanitas® Award] for penning “The Sissy Duckling” special episode of the HBO animated children's show “Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child”.
By Barry Garron
Production design and musical background are effective in conjuring up the sights and feel of an era facing change at home and conflict away, much like the family in this rewarding film.
THE SISSY DUCKLING
CHARMS FOR THE EASY LIFE
NORIEGA: GOD'S FAVORITE
Additional Awards & Nominations
Emmy®, Artios®, Image®,
GLAAD®, Cable ACE®
By Dennis Harvey
…the feature boasts handsome period detail [and] a pleasing '50s-style jazz score… (composed by Jeff Beal, who also co-wrote Love Is, Love Is Not, the feature song).
Peter Fonda won a Golden Globe®, and Helen Mirren an Emmy® for their performances as Frank O'Connor and Ayn Rand in this dramatization of the controversial writer's life and affairs. The film garnered two each Golden Globe® & Emmy® nominations, and one each SAG®, PGA®, and OFTA®.
THE PASSION OF AYN RAND
This is a great film for teenagers… [they] will love the… music... A well-crafted film… We loved it!
(Elayne Blythe - President, Film Advisory Board)
Far too often, record labels simply throw together a dozen unrelated hit songs and form a compilation of "Music From and Inspired By" a particular film… In the case of Mr. Music, the songs are… the underscore of the movie, and… deserve to be heard...