Music of the Heart Poster

Release Date: October 29th, 1999

DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2000

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

Production Co: Miramax Films, Craven-Maddalena Films

Keywords: 1990s, Sacrifice, Transformation, Underdog, Melodramatic

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
Nominated Music (Original Song)