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Mrs. Carey's Concert (2011)

PG  |   |  Documentary, Drama, Family  |  28 April 2011 (Australia)
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High School Music Director Karen Carey, puts on a concert every two years at the Sydney Opera House. She insists upon a demanding repertoire, and the participation of all 1200 girls in the school. Not everyone share her passion.

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At a Sydney girls School, Music Director Karen Carey prepares her young students for a concert at he Opera House. Believing in the trans-formative power of great music, Carey insists upon a Classical repertoire, sets a dauntingly high performance standard and requires the participation of every girl in the school. But not everyone shares her passion. Mrs Carey's Concert is about music making and coming of age, about talent and courage, compliance and rebellion. About those prepared to open their minds and hearts to what the world has to offer ... and those yet to discover the potential within. A feature documentary by Bob Connolly and Sophie Raymond Written by Anonymous

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Tough, love.
19 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful and uplifting new documentary about the year of prep in a Sydney girls high school for a large team of girls to stage a massive orchestra concert in the famed Sydney Opera House. Mrs Carey of the title is a no nonsense music teacher whose focus and commitment allows some unsure girls to trust their talent and instincts and genuinely rise to the occasion. However not all goes to plan and there is a group of mean girls whose taste in life and music is more Paris Hilton than Mrs Carey. The film makers here have struck antagonist gold with a real life roadblock to happiness and success with this group of surly selfish teenage girls determined to passive and aggressively train wreck the show. International viewers will love this Australian reality movie which alludes to Mr HOLLANDS OPUS and the Swedish choir film AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. Even the US teen drama DRUMLINE is in the same territory... and all 4 films are worth your time. This year it is Mrs Carey's turn and the final orchestra sequence shot live in the Sydney Opera house will have you and everyone in the cinema cheering. To Sir With Love? This film is a 2011 version that becomes To Mrs Carey With Music.


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