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Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) Movie Information

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Stephen Herek


Richard Dreyfuss
Glenne Headly
Jay Thomas
Olympia Dukakis
William H. Macy
Alicia Witt





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An aspiring musician and composer takes a teaching job to pay the rent while he writes his masterpiece. His life is forever changed by the impact he has on students and the impact they in turn make on him.

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One of the most touching and elegant films I've ever seen. Richard Dreyfuss brings to light a wonderful character coping with one of the greatest trials they can undergo. A wondrous film that highlights many of our worst fears as well as our greatest triumphs. A soul-altering film that moves you in a way that cannot be fully explained, the epic timeline of "Mr. Holland's Opus" brings to knowledge the changing times, how time passes, but we do not.

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Mr. Holland's Opus is heartwarming without getting too sappy. Richard Dreyfuss is spectacular as the music teacher who is constantly trying to finish his masterpiece while life passes him by. A good film to lift your spirit.

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08/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It’s a feel good movie when you’re feeling down or is disappointed with your parents. A story of a talented musician/composer named Glen Holland (Richard Dreyfuss). He accepted a job as a teacher for music appreciation at John F. Kennedy High School headed by principal Helen Jacobs (Olympia Dukakis). His first 5 months he struggled with the inept ability of his students to learn the basics of music. He then discovered that one should learn music the fun way. Iris (Glenne Headly) becomes pregnant and delivers Coltrane “Cole” Holland. Loosing 90% of the child’s hearing, they enroll him to an institution that does sign language. Mr. Holland had become close with the students in school, and not enough time with his disabled son. He redeems himself by orchestrating for the hearing imp...

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A tear jerkr about a triumphant life.

Opus literally means "work" in Latin. And this affecting tale of a man's life work is one of the best made in recent years.It's a brilliant script. Mr. Holland's passion for life - music, his work, his family - is wonderfully depicted, and contrasted against his own limitations in being able to achieve his goals. When faced with his shortcomings, he does something about them, and in the end triumphs because of it. And having his former students come back and show him how he has influenced their lives is an especially nice touch. The acting is excellent. Dreyfuss is a skilled actor, and he brings a warmth to the part that contrasts nicely with Mr. Holland's less appealing characteristics. Headley gives a sweet performance as a woman who loves her family and stands by them no matter what. T...

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