Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mr. Holland's Opus (Movie Review)

Mr. Holland's Opus was a touching movie, albeit hard to watch in places, but it contained an encouraging message that I appreciated. A word of warning: this movie is rated PG for mild language. Personally, I'd give it a PG-13 for the language as it is not appropriate for children. The story is one that I think could be very powerful in a child's life, but please use a bleeper if you show it to children. Even though there are some factual errors relating to chronology of events, I liked the way the movie was put together placing historical events within a (generally) accurate context and showing how those events effected people. While this is not a movie I plan to see often, it was enjoyable and I am glad that I have seen it.

2 out of 5 stars.

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1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I've seen this movie too-- and I loved it! It showed some very real struggles, but also the importance of one life. It made me cry in spots, but I think it's definitely worth seeing.