MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,746 this week

The Song of the Lark (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  11 May 2001 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 99 users  
Reviews: 5 user

At the end of the 19th century, a country girl wants to go to the big city to become a master pianist. However, her instructor discovers that her true talent lies in singing. But is that what she really wants?

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 493 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
list image
a list of 96 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 100 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Song of the Lark (TV Movie 2001)

The Song of the Lark (TV Movie 2001) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Song of the Lark.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A man and his buddies learn to deal with love, sex, and passing gas.

Director: Matt Berman
Stars: Seth Walther, Kevin P. Farley, Heather McComb
Maniacts (2001)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two serial killers meet and fall in love in an asylum for the criminally insane. Upon escaping their corrupt captors, they flee to the country to try and lead a happy, normal life. ... See full summary »

Directors: C.W. Cressler, Curt Cressler
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kellie Waymire, John Furlong
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

This is the story of two teenage boys who are guests at a Florida resort for the weekend. Their only interest is, of course, chasing girls, but fate has much more in store for them.

Director: George Bowers
Stars: Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp, Emily Longstreth
Bounce (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.

Director: Don Roos
Stars: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natasha Henstridge
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talkshow talent scout writes a sexist column accusing all men of being cheaters, which gains her national fame.

Director: Tony Goldwyn
Stars: Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Thea Kronborg
...
Wunsch
...
Fred Ottenburg
...
Ray Kennedy
Linda Carlson ...
Mrs. Kronborg
...
Andor Harsanyi
...
Mrs. Nathanmeyer
...
Madison Bowers
...
Dr. Howard Archie
Brooks Almy ...
Belle Archie
Christine Ashe ...
Anna Kronborg
Travis Kisgen ...
Thor Kronborg
...
Charley Kronborg
Rod Loomis ...
Reverend Kronborg
...
Spanish Johnny
Edit

Storyline

At the end of the 19th century, a country girl wants to go to the big city to become a master pianist. However, her instructor discovers that her true talent lies in singing. But is that what she really wants?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Piesn skowronka  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lovely music makes the most of this modest production.
3 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this story when it aired on TV because I really like this particular period of music, and there is quite a bit of music in this TV play. This is a story of a young girl from a small town who has a real gift for music and who has to decide between a normal life and an exceptional life.

This PBS/Mobile Exxon theatre production unfortunately suffers a bit from both the casting and the performance tone of many Hallmark theatre productions… the writing and many performances are on the sweet side, even if the story is not. This hits a perfect tone for a teen audience, , and makes for a special that is very family friendly (although the story line is more teen than pre-teen).

There is a subtle undercurrent of older men "helping" the lead a long in way that is neither entirely savory nor entirely honest for our leading lady – it is clear in the performances in of the men, but impassively ignored in the performance of the lead. That's a nuance that older audience members may find a bitter aftertaste.

The production in general feels a little studio bound. This makes it feel a bit less than some of the BBC adaptations from the same time period; but it does suit the story. The major message here is "be all that you can be." And with great production values, nice costuming, and uniformly nice performances, it is a nice family dessert. Churchy parents or musty grandparents will like this quite a bit, too. (Probably nothing here for Dead Head or hippie type parents.)

It is worth mentioning that Lori Stinson, who does the singing for Allison Elliott, does a marvelous job of singing for a role that grows from "a raw natural gift" to an enthralling trained voice. It's a difficult and subtle task and she does it beautifully, and that aspect alone takes the whole program up several notches.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Song of the Lark (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?