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Music of the Heart

  • Rated PG
  • HD and SD formats available


Two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep (It's Complicated) stars with Angela Bassett (Notorious) in a heartwarming, acclaimed true story of how one woman's musical gift affected those who least expected it.

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Top Critic Reviews


- Beth Jones, Roanoke Times (Virginia), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: All other credits are pro, with a special nod to Peter Deming's subtly nuanced camerawork.

- David Stratton, Variety, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: Meryl dominates the proceedings. She simply disappears into the role, and the movie, for all its educational impulses, becomes about watching her do it.

- Derek Adams, Time Out, Saturday, June 24, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Inspiring true story with good acting and a compelling narrative. A nice change of pace from Wes Craven.

- jjnxn, Monday, October 18, 2010

3 stars

it wasn't bad, despite the fact how much i despise the cliched inner city kids can do sports/be intelligent/sing/spell/play an instrument despite GREAT ODDS and there's always a random kid dying or doing drugs or something. and meryl streep is great at playing angry women.

- jennifxu, Friday, June 22, 2007

4 stars

Very well done. The music is beautiful.

- dreamfaeries, Tuesday, November 7, 2006