Inthe adversaries of the Kennedy High music program win a decisive institutional victory. And, while no one will accuse Mr. I liked it then, and still do.
Flaws aside, one common element in these films is that each focuses on the triumph of the human spirit, using a story that seeks to touch the heart. After initially having trouble connecting with the students, Mr.
And if I hear one more poster scream about Mr. Holland inspires them to do something worthwhile. Holland when I was in middle school, a man who struggled at first as a teacher but soon became a beloved and inspiring director.
The one over-the-top element of the picture is, of course, Dreyfuss, whose performance culminates in the singing of a heartfelt yet nearly unbearable rendition of John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy," dedicated to his estranged son. Last year, Nobody's Fool. Holland's lack of quality time with Iris becomes problematic when their son Coltrane Coleis found to be deaf.
Holland's Opus are rather obvious, and the soundtrack is an effective mix of pop tunes, classical compositions, and Michael Kamen's score. Unlike The American President, however, it doesn't stoop to heavy-handed proselytizing.
He responds by eliminating music, as well as art and drama, from the school curriculum, leading to Holland's early retirement.
In the film's highly emotional climax, Glenn finally grasps the magnitude of his influence, as three generations of former students come together to honor him.
As always, the actor turns in a strong performance, regardless of how old Mr. I seldom cry while watching a movie, but when Mr. Was this review helpful. Similar in theme and content to Dead Poets' Society and It's a Wonderful Life, this movie persuades its audience that no life spent in a worthy pursuit is ever wasted.
This causes further estrangement within his family. Did it ever occur to anybody that what we heard was only a small part of a much larger work. It's a symphony of solid storytelling and good feeling that pays tribute to Hollywood's rarely-seen, gentler side.
Reluctantly, he takes a day job as a high school music teacher to support the family and at first hates it. Despite these imperfections the movie is definitely worth watching, particularly during those moments of inspiration when Holland discovers his love of teaching.
When he finds they love rock and roll, he integrates this into the curriculum, much of the disapproval of the administration, who believe "rock and roll by its very nature leads to a breakdown in discipline.
As always, the actor turns in a strong performance, regardless of how old Mr. Over time, Glenn finds that he enjoys teaching and being a father. Holland's own life seems to play second chair to his teaching. It has to be palatable to a certain degree, and I believe that the much maligned "Play the sunset" scene is far more entertaining than having Mr.
The integration of political messages and stock footage into the film is a bit distracting, as it is used to set the time frame and little more.
Holland realizes that his career in music is likely over, thinking that his former students have mostly forgotten him and is dejected at his failure ever to have his composition, which he views as his life's work, performed. Holland inspires them to do something worthwhile. Holland reacts with hostility to the news that he can never teach the joys of music to his own child.
User Reviews Richard Dreyfuss is good in all stages of the different seasons of the life of Mr. Holland give us lengthy exposition on the proper articulation and technique that goes into playing a given instrument. Jan 19, · "Mr.
Holland's Opus" tells the story of 30 years in the life of a high school music teacher named Glenn Holland, who takes the job in the first place as a temporary measure. His real work, he believes, is to compose music/5. Jan 18, · Watch video · Share this Rating. Title: Mr. Holland's Opus () / Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site?
Use the HTML below/10(K). Mr. Holland's Opus Directed by Stephen Herek An inspiring drama about a music teacher who over a year period turns a job into a soul-satisfying vocation, thanks to his patience, passion, and kindness. Mr. Holland's Opus () I feel for Mr.
Holland as he tries to find his joy for teaching and how he later struggles to balance his work and home life. The movie covers the year career of a band director and some of the historical events that happened along the way. He touched the lives of so many students through the years and made.
Mr. Holland's Opus is a American drama film directed by Stephen Herek, produced by Ted Field, Robert W. Cort, and Michael Nolin, Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 75% "Fresh" rating from 28 reviews. CinemaScore reported that audiences gave the film a rare "A+" grade.
Audience Reviews for Mr. Holland's Opus. This is a great movie. I love it!
I wish I had Mr. Holland as my music teacher:) So inspirational!
When Mr. Holland accompanies one of his students to 74%.Movie review on mr holland opus