Boychoir (2014)


“This is about music. It’s about you. It’s fifty minutes of your life, and I want you to celebrate yourself. ” – Master Carvelle

Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 Jul 2022)

Brief Synopsis – A talented orphan is enrolled in a prestigious school due to his singing abilities, but the teachers are very strict with him.

My Take on it – Interested premise that works much better than I expected. The music in the film is great despite the fact that they generally gloss over much of the teaching aspects of the story. The cast is great with Dustin Hoffman playing the talented head of the choir.  They do a nice job of integrating a typically coming of age story with one about how musicians and singers are molded and made.  Like the voices in the movie, the film has its high notes and its low ones which make it less balanced that one would hope for, yet it still manages to find soft spots to keep the viewer engaged.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to extras on the set, namely members of the real Boychoir, Dustin Hoffman was horrendous at conducting in real life. So much so that a real conductor had to lay in front of him – off camera – and conduct the Boys properly. Apparently Mr. Hoffman has no rhythm. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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