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.