The Choir – A Review

François Girard, 89 mins Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger, Garrett Wareing

This film is manipulative, predictable and its storyline of wise old teacher helps deprived young pupil has been done many times before.  And I loved it.  Dustin Hoffman brings dignity and gravitas to his role, Eddie Izzard shows himself to be a decent serious actor and the filming is good.  However what absolutely makes this film is the music.  I totally love it and I totally believe in the redemptive power of such music, because I believe in the redemptive power of Christ – and ultimately all beauty and music comes from the Triune God.   I loved this film so much that I have just ordered the DVD…I would suggest you do so as well….

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