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Mr. Holland's Opus

  PG Closed Captioning

Stephen Herek

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Plot Summary

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 27
  • Fresh: 20
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: An overwrought Disney weeper. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: This idealized tribute to a charismatic teacher who devotes himself to music appreciation has the same old-fashioned texture and sticky sentimentality as Goodbye Mr. Chips (of 1939), but Dreyfuss gives an effective, surprisingly restrained performance – Emanuel Levy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great Movie

This is an amazing movie but I can't give it movie 5 stars due to $17.99 for SD version for this movie is to high. I have been waiting a long time for this movie to become available in iTunes. I was very dssappointed to see that the HD and SD verisons are the same price.

Heartwarming tear jerker

Dreyfus delivers a great performance. I'm not a professional critic but this movie is definitely Friday night popcorn on the couch date worthy.

Perfect Movie

As a young musician this movie touched my heart to see how a person can change.

Mr. Holland's Opus
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1996

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