#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Glenn Holland is a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his ‘spare time’, he can strive to achieve his true goal – compose one memorable piece of music to leave his mark on the world. As Holland discovers ‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans’ and as the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success.
Plot: In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it’s just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of students inspired through his teaching, Holland must redefine his life’s purpose.
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Richard Dreyfuss is good in all stages of the different seasons of the life of Mr. Holland.
The writing of this movie by Patrick Sheane Duncan (Nick of Time), nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe Awards, is one of the best stories that Hollywood ever put on the screen. The sensitivity and perception of the Director Stephen Herek (101 Dalmatians) adds a special touch to the story.
Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, The Competition, The American President) was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for this role, which is my view one of his best performances. He is good in all stages of the different seasons of the life of Mr. Holland. I seldom cry while watching a movie, but when Mr. Holland enters the school auditorium with grey hair and the entire school is applauding when he retires, it makes me cry. I cry every time I watch it, and I can also cry every time I bring it to mind. If I ever get a part where I have to cry all I have to do is to bring back that memory back! That moment is a combination of my mother a music teacher and my dad aging. There is no greater love than to lay your life for another… When I graduated from college I wrote a letter thanking my parents for the rainy days they had to go to work, and for all the sacrifices they made for me and left it on top of the dining room table so they could find when I was not around. Needless to say that the entire family cried. That is what that scene means to me. I do not see Mr. Holland as a frustrated composer, he was just frustrated because he had other commitments that did not give him the time to compose. Glenne Headly did a great job playing Iris Holland. She has appeared in ER recently. Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias) plays Principal Jacobs. It is beautiful when close to her retirement she gives Mr. Holland a gift. Jean Louisa Kell (The Day Lincoln Was Shot) is Rowena Morgan who steals the show because she sings beautifully. William H. Macy, (Fargo) plays Vice Principal Wolters who goes insane when he listens popular music coming from Mr. Holland’s classroom. Poor Gertrude Lang, Alicia Witt (“Cybill”) is trying so hard to get the technique that she forgets about her feelings. I love when she finally gets to feel the piece and lets herself go.Then when she comes back as grown up is very touching. A music teacher having a deaf child is ironic. Mr. Holland teaching the kids about Beethoven is marvelous! I love when Cole (Anthony Natale (II)), comes back as an adult and participates in the celebration of his dad’s retirement, and also because he himself is going to teach at the school for the deaf in Washington DC. This movie struck a cord with me because of the music and because of all the elements that were brought into movie and story. I would give it a10 + if I could. It is one of my favorite dramas! I am not much of a drama person, I prefer comedy, but this is a very special drama.
“Life is what happens when you’re making other plans”
This is a line of the Beatles’ song that Mr. Holland sings to his son, Cole, at a concert. I’ve seen this movie plenty of times, but for the first time, I noticed just how well this line resonates in this movie. In fact, this line is the basis for the movie, and could stand in for the whole movie in a pinch- except that we would be missing out on one of the most moving and inspirational films to come out of Hollywood in the past few years.
Mr. Holland’s Opus is the story of a man who loves music, who practically lives and breathes music. We see at the beginning of the film, and throughout the rest of it, a man who is most passionate when he is within music. When his wife informs him that she is pregnant, he likens the feeling to falling in love with John Coltrane’s music. When a student complains to him that he knows everything there is to know about music, Mr. Holland responds by reminding him that the name of his class is Music Appreciation and explaining forcefully that it doesn’t matter how much you know about music if you don’t appreciate it.
The movie takes Mr. Holland through three decades- from the ’60s to the mid-’90s. In the spirit of nostalgia films like Forrest Gump, we are guided through the decades by vignettes of archive footage depicting scenes such as Nixon announcing his resignation, Gerald Ford tripping down the stairs, and even good old Frankenfurter representing the sexual revolution. As a piece of nostalgia for those times and the days of high school, Mr. Holland’s Opus works great. As a chronicle of a man’s life and the impact he has on others, it works even better.
This film could have turned into cheap schmaltz, but through its cast and a story that reaches wonderful poignancy and honesty at times, it manages to represent something so much more than that. Richard Dreyfuss, always a natural actor, is perfectly real and moving as Glenn Holland. I can’t describe his performance in words, simply because it deserves to be seen more than just written about. And even though this is basically Dreyfuss’s movie, the supporting cast makes an impression as well. Glenne Headly, as Mr. Holland’s wife, shows tremendous resilience and emotion as the mother of a disabled child. When she explodes at her husband because of his lack of understanding, you explode with her, because we believe every word she is saying.
I don’t know if movies can change lives. I think some have the potential to. I know there are movies that can inspire their audiences to be better people- It’s a Wonderful Life is one; Casablanca is another. While Mr. Holland’s Opus does not reach the quality that those two do (and who can blame it?), it has a similar and near equal impact, and that is definitely a compliment. And how perfect- a movie about a man who changes lives that can also change lives.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 23 min (143 min)
Genre Drama, Music
Director Stephen Herek
Writer Patrick Sheane Duncan
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Hollywood Pictures, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications
Sound Mix Dolby SR, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color and prints)
Film Length 3,907 m (Sweden), 3,812 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman)