Celebrated actor Richard Dreyfuss earned an Academy Award® nomination (Best Actor, 1995) for his unforgettable role in this heartwarming tale about the importance of following your passion. Glen Holland is a musician who dreams of composing one truly memorable piece of music, but reality intrudes when he reluctantly accepts a “day job” as a high school music teacher to support his family. Ultimately, Mr. Holland realizes that his true passion is teaching and his legacy is the generations of young people he inspires.

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4.6 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

75% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: A feel-good story brought to life by a terrific ensemble cast, Mr. Holland's Opus plucks the heartstrings without shame -- and with undeniable skill.

10+ COMMON SENSE

'90s drama about inspiring teacher has some cursing.

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