Music Of The Heart

$14m

DBO
PG 1998 124 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

The acclaimed true story of how one woman's musical gift affected those who least expected it. A single mother with little more than talent and the determination to make a difference, Roberta Guaspari overcame the skepticism of everyone who didn't think she should be teaching violin to students in a tough inner-city neighborhood. However, 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. This extraordinary story will inspire anyone who's ever thought their dreams were too far out of reach.

Credits

Awards

2000 Golden Globes

Nominated

  • Best Actress - Drama

2000 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Music - Original Song Score
  • Best Actress - Leading Role

Featured Clips

Music of the Heart - A Toast

Music of the Heart - A Toast

Brian and Roberta toast a successful first week at the school, then he admits he wishes they could get closer. In this scene: Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep), Brian Turner (Aidan Quinn)

Music of the Heart - Old Friends

Music of the Heart - Old Friends

After many years Brian and Roberta reconnect and discuss failed life dreams, then he makes her a unique offer. In this scene: Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep), Brian Turner (Aidan Quinn)

Music of the Heart - A Word

Music of the Heart - A Word

Roberta tries to convince one of her students' mother to allow him to play in her class. In this scene: Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep)

Music of the Heart - Parking Tickets

Music of the Heart - Parking Tickets

Roberta makes a connection with an important figure in the classical music world. In this scene: Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep)

Music of the Heart - It's Been a While

Music of the Heart - It's Been a While

Roberta's boys place an ad in the personal section of the paper to try to get her to go out on a date. In this scene: Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep)

Music of the Heart - Nice

Music of the Heart - Nice

A parent complains that Roberta is too harsh on the students, but when she tries to be softer, the students have concerns. In this scene: Principal Janet Williams (Angela Bassett), Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep)

Music of the Heart - Next Year

Music of the Heart - Next Year

Roberta meets Isabel, one of the few teachers who doesn't immediately shun her. In this scene: Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep), Isabel Vasquez (Gloria Estefan)

Music of the Heart - Dead White Men's Music

Music of the Heart - Dead White Men's Music

After teaching a class, Roberta has an altercation with a mother who insists her son doesn't need to be "rescued" by a white woman. In this scene: Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep)

Music of the Heart - Official Trailer (HD)

Music of the Heart - Official Trailer (HD)

The acclaimed true story of how one woman's musical gift affected those who least expected it. A single mother with little more than talent and the determination to make a difference, Roberta Guaspari overcame the skepticism of everyone who didn't think she should be teaching violin to students in a tough inner-city neighborhood. However, 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. This extraordinary story will inspire anyone who's ever thought their dreams were too far out of reach. Starring, in alphabetical order: Aidan Quinn, Angela Bassett, Cloris Leachman, Gloria Estefan, Meryl Streep

Music of the Heart - Marriage and Divorce

Music of the Heart - Marriage and Divorce

Though Brian has grown close to Roberta and her two boys, he doesn't seem to have serious intentions about settling down with the family. In this scene: Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep), Brian Turner (Aidan Quinn)

Music of the Heart - Discipline

Music of the Heart - Discipline

In an attempt to secure a job at the school in Harlem, Roberta demonstrates her violin teaching skills to Principal Williams. In this scene: Principal Janet Williams (Angela Bassett), Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep)

Now Playing: Music of the Heart - A Toast
Starring: Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn

Brian and Roberta toast a successful first week at the school, then he admits he wishes they could get closer. In this scene: Roberta Guaspari (Meryl Streep), Brian Turner (Aidan Quinn)