Saturday, March 17, 2007

Saturday Night at the Movies

Saturday Night at the Movies is my opportunity to chat about my favourite films. Fun, serious, noisy, violent, good or terrible - my tastes are most eclectic.

As it's Mother's Day in the UK tomorrow, this is my choice for a suitable 'Mum' film.

'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans'

The magical Richard Dreyfuss puts in a stunning performance as Glenn Holland, a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his 'spare time', he strives to achieve his true goal - compose one memorable piece of music to leave his mark on the world. As the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success.

Mr Holland's love of music also defines his feelings for his profoundly deaf son as the boy grows to manhood.

This film is an emotional minefield. Pack plenty of hankies, and don't watch it with people who you don't want to see you cry - because you WILL cry.

This film is incredible, and builds steadily to a breath-taking climax. Be prepared.



Yaeli said...

I love that movie!!! Especially the bit with the son and John Lennon.
Have a great saturday night!
Michele sent me.

Mr. Althouse said...

I think I've seen it, but I'd see any Dreyfus film again. Among the best, IMHO.

Michele sent me,


margalit said...

I like that film a lot. It's a good family movie and yes, hankies are a must.

Anonymous said...

Love it! Makes me cry everytime.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, I love Richard...You know, he came into Theatre West when he was a just young whipper-snapper---maybe 18 or 19 and blew everyone away with his stunning talent...I liked this film a lot, a lot! And it is all that you say, too...And what an ending...! A box of Kleenex is a must! But it is a very satisfying film, isn't it?
I love your "SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES" posts...!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I am still up! And Michele sent me back to say Hello There! I haqve a question for you. Can your VCR play the American VHS Format or is it just PAL? You can email me, my dear....I have a very specific reason for asking...And it involves Richard D....Are you sufficiently intrigued?

Bob-kat said...

Hi Hon.

I haven't seen this film so I will add it to me my list of 'must see's'!

Sending you hugs!

panthergirl said...

I haven't seen it, because I have to be in the mood to cry my eyes out at a film. I thought this one appeared too "formula", but everyone I know says it's great.

I'll put it on my Netflix queue!

Thanks... I've got a movie review up too. ;)

Here via michele today!

David said...

for deep culture thia week I took in "Wild Hogs" a new american classic.
I laughed myself silly, which was needed. enjoy your day,my dear!