The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will ... See full summary »
Glenn Holland is a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his 'spare time', he can strive to achieve his true goal - compose one memorable piece of music to leave his mark on the world. As Holland discovers 'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans' and as the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success. Written by
Although his character,Glenn Holland uses rock and pop music in class (and at one point says he "loves it" )and is also a fan of jazz, Richard Dreyfuss confessed on Inside the Actors Studio that he has always hated Rock and Roll and the one sound that he hates most is "the electric guitar". See more »
In the early months of 1965, the faculty meets to decide what new textbooks will be used the following semester (1965-66) - but even that long ago, decisions about which texts to use would have been made a year or more in advance to facilitate board approval, budgets, etc. See more »
Richard Dreyfuss is outstanding (as is the whole cast) in this thoroughly enjoyable film. I really liked it the first time, but with repeated viewings, I'd say that this film got even better. It's a little predictable, but so what? For me, it was impossible not to care about these characters, and the ending was the perfect heartwarming note to go out on. It was rather funny as well, but my favourite thing about this movie was the music. It seems only fitting, considering the importance of music to this film, that it would have a great number of songs, but I was astonished by how much I LOVED the music in this movie. All-in-all, this was a completely satisfying film, and I would call it a must-see.
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