A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
In 1984, British newspaper reporter Arthur Stuart is investigating the career of 1970s glam rock star Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by American rock singer Curt... See full summary »
Jonathan Rhys Meyers,
After being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, impulsively visits her sister, who runs a struggling rural school in ... See full summary »
The true story of a young teacher who fights against the board of education in her bid to teach underprivileged kids in a Harlem school the beauty of music through the violin. In her struggle she loses everything as the system comes down on her with all their might but her determination for the kids happiness helps her to battle back with wonderfully inspirational results. Written by
Many of the children featured in this film are actual students of Ms. Tvaraz and were actually with her during the events (including the Carnegie Hall Extravaganza) that led to the establishment of the Opus 118 East Harlem Violin Program that helped to support Roberta in the public school system. See more »
At the end of Roberta's first week of teaching, Brian visits her apartment to celebrate. When he enters the room, Roberta has just finished putting three large curlers in her hair on the left side. They disappear after the two of them kiss. See more »
Nick at 17:
[after looking at many letters answering a fake singles add they secretly put in the paper for their mom]
Come on, Mom, obviously a lot of guys are interested in dating you.
No, a lot of guys are interested in dating *you*! And Lexi!... What did you say about me, anyways?
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I really liked this movie. It's constantly on TV, and I don't get tired of it. Meryl Streep should have won the Academy Award, and I was mad she didn't. She did a fantastic job for the role she was given. Not only did I find her great, but I was very pleasantly surprised to find out it was her playing the violin! The entire cast plays their own violins! That is so cool! It's so surprising as well. What else is surprising is that Wes Craven did this movie. Wes Craven, the director of such crappy movies as Cursed and Dracula 2001. Amazing, Wes Craven can actually do good movies unlike the crappy horror movies that you go to the ticket booths for your money back afterwards. Bravo!
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