Music of The Heart: Friday October 29, 1999
Music of The Heart is the
inspirational true story of a woman who, once she learned to believe in herself, was able
to give countless children a beautiful gift; she proved to them that they could accomplish
anything.Roberta Guaspari's (Meryl Streep) world crashed down around her when her husband
walked out on her and her two young children. Like women before her, Roberta sacrificed
her career because it was not compatible with her husband's career. He was in the Navy and
they moved around so often that she was simply unable to maintain a job. Following their
separation, she vowed to live by her own set of rules; she would not permit anyone to
define who she was or what she was capable of accomplishing.
Roberta left the security of her small hometown and moved to one of America's toughest
neighborhoods, East Harlem. She wanted to finally have the opportunity to teach the
violin. She didn't have extensive experience to offer the school; she had her talent, her
determination, and her violins. At first, the kids, the parents, and the principal (Angela
Bassett) were skeptical. But, Roberta taught with such passion that it was infectious and
soon her young violinists were manifesting incredible results- they were making beautiful,
sophisticated music. The children proved to be dedicated, bright and disciplined young
musicians. Each year, more children competed to win a slot in Roberta's classroom and,
each year, Roberta re-discovered the brilliance and potential that lies within the souls
of her young students. Despite her successes, after 10 years of teaching, the school board
decided to cancel her funding. With the support of her friends and the community, she set
out to do what no one else dared. Roberta fought back. ©1999 Miramax Film Corp.
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The People's Review of Music of The Heart
score = 100
A wonderful movie. Streep should get an Oscar for her performance! I'd give the
movie 100 points!
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This is a great movie...I think that everyone should see it..it is ver
inspiring. GLORIA ESTEFAN DID AN AWESOME JOB AND SHE'S THE BEST!!!!