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Music of the Heart [Blu-ray] (1999)

Meryl Streep , Michael Angarano  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Meryl Streep, Michael Angarano, Angela Bassett, Aidan Quinn, Gloria Estefan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AZF12U2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,252 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Meryl Streep stars with Angela Bassett in a heartwarming, acclaimed true story of how one woman's musical gift affected those who least expected it.
Roberta Guaspari (Streep) overcame the skepticism of everyone who didn't think she should be teaching violin to students in a tough inner-city neighborhood. But even after a decade of ever-growing popularity and countless success stories, Roberta and her kids must rise to meet an even greater challenge—budget cuts aimed at shutting down her valuable program for good.
Also starring Aidan Quinn and Grammy® winner Gloria Estefan in a stellar cast, this extraordinary story will inspire anyone who's ever thought their dreams were too far out of reach.
Special Features: Commentary Track; Deleted Scenes; Behind the Scenes at Carnegie Hall; Making of the Music Video; Scoring Session; Interviews with the Musicians

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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Touching and Heart-Warming September 1, 2000
Format:DVD
Wes Craven, director of the Scream trilogy, shifts gear and releases "Music of My Heart" based on a true life story of a violin teacher in New York City. The incessant ovation of this movie has proved that shift of genre can be successful.
Roberta, mother of two boys, moved to New York City after her husband had left her for another woman who happened to a good friend of hers. Through connection of a friend, Roberta secured an interview with the principal of an elementary school in Harlem. Roberta was later offered a position as a substitute music teacher.
Due to meager supplies and budget, Roberta offered her own violins for students to practice. With much difficulty and challenge, Roberta founded a violin program for elementary school kids within the neighborhood. Roberta was met with immediate challenge like student discipline, low self-esteem, and opposition from parents. On one occasion, one of the kids' mother refused her son to take violin lesson because playing violin is considered a Whiteman's practice. Roberta's love for the kid has, however, won his mother over.
After almost 10 years as a non-contract substitute teacher, the school faced substantial oppression from the district about dismissing Robert due to budget. The community joined together, along with Roberta's two grown-up sons and prominent musicians to raise money to preserve the program.
"Music of My Heart" is a movie about love and perseverance. Meryl Streep plays a non-showy music teacher; yet through her persistance and self-denial, many students' lives are changed. A true inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and Inspirational August 27, 2005
Format:DVD
This heartwarming film taken from actual events is brought to life by the marvelous Meryl Streep. It is sentimental to be sure, but also an inspiration and a reminder not to give up on kids. Once exposed to the arts and finding a sense of accomplishment in their success, children will carry this over into other areas of life as well. It is a message that is at once good, and true. It is brought nicely to the forefront in this very underrated Wes Craven film that boasts a terrific cast and an uplifting story of hope.

Meryl Streep is Roberta Guaspari, given a chance to teach violin to some kids in East Harlem, New York, by principal Janet Williams (Angela Bassett). Roberta is a single mother with two boys of her own. She initially has to provide the instruments for the children herself. Though some of the parents can't see how playing the violin will be of any use to their children, she pushes forward with a little encouragement from teachers like Isabel Vasquez (Gloria Estefan) and the response of her students.

She is demanding of her pupils, which rubs both them and their parents the wrong way at first. But as time goes on and she adjusts to them and they begin to know her, the program takes on a life of its own, giving the kids a sense of accomplishment and the ability to dream of something better in their lives. As the years pass the program becomes well known and is a shining point to a school system that is not always equipped to deal with the number of children as compared to the number of good teachers.

Roberta's boyfriend Brian (Aidan Quinn) can not see Roberta's true worth and she finally lets the relationship drop and concentrates on her kids.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Music Of The Heart October 23, 2005
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I just happened to be surfing the channels when I came upon this film. I stopped and watched it to see who was starring in it. When Meryl Streep appeared on the screen, I knew I had to stop and take notice. Well, I was blown away by the performances and the story. This is a perfect film to watch with your child, who is reluctantly taking musical instrument lessons. The dedication of this woman to teach music to children as well as teach them how to apply themselves to whatever their dreams might be, was overwhelming! I highly recommend this as a film to reach and teach the unreachable.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything a perfect family movie should have! April 8, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
"Music of the Heart" is one of the best movies I've ever seen. This movie has it all: comedy, drama, romance, trauma, surprises....and this movie was also very inspiring. This movie (based on a true story) was about a young woman named Roberta Guaspari and she played the violin. After her husband left her and her two kids for another woman, Roberta taught her children how to play the violin and other instruments. They moved to New York City (I think) and she wanted to teach other children how to play the violin so they could actually feel like they could do something right. So, she decided to go to an elementary school and ask if she could be the childrens' violin teacher. The principal of the school at first, didn't want her to teach at her school. And the movie is basically about how Roberta ends up getting the job as a violin teacher and teaching the children (who were very difficult, of course) to play the violin and respect themselves and others. Meryl Streep was so excellent in this movie (the entire cast was) but the only thing I wished was for Gloria Estefan to have a bigger part. She only had like, one or two lines. I mean, she appeared in a lot of the movie, but she didn't really have any lines. Other than that, I think this was the one of the best movies I've ever seen (like I said before) and can't wait to get it on video! And if you've seen this movie or are thinking about seeing it, then I totally encourage you to go out and see it. This is one movie that I think everybody should see! It's worth watching-even if you only end up watching it, once. You still remember the movie. And I almost cried at the end of the movie (and I usually don't cry when I'm watching movies!) so I really encourage you to go out and buy this video. You'll remember the movie for years to come!
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