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PG| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
After being abandoned by her husband, depressed music teacher Roberta (Meryl Streep) lands a job teaching violin to underprivileged children in Harlem, New York. Despite initial friction from school principal Janet Williams (Angela Bassett) and the students, the program succeeds and attracts public recognition. After 10 years, however, the program is suddenly shut down following budget cuts -- and Roberta, together with Williams and her former pupils, works to hold a fund-raising concert.

Cast: Meryl Streep , Aidan Quinn , Angela Bassett , Cloris Leachman , Gloria Estefan , Josh Pais , Jay O. Sanders , Charlie Hofheimer

Director: Wes Craven

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Buena Vista International [us], Miramax Films

Music of the Heart (1999)

Release Date: October 29th, 1999|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If "Mr. Holland's Opus" made you puke, you'd better bring a bucket to this true-life weepie about the importance of teaching music in schools. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Feels more like an earnest commercial for music education than successful entertainment. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Yearning for an old-fashioned movie with a well-told, uplifting message? Music of the Heart is playing your song. show more

  • May 14, 2011 virginia346
    Report This User

    Incredibly good movie. Wish all teachers had this same heart.

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