Mr. Holland's Opus

Movie review by Marjorie Kase, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

'90s drama about inspiring teacher has some cursing.

PG 1997 143 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 13+
Pretty good and encouraging movie. Note to parents: interestingly, the "Sex" section for this movie didn't mention a romantic scene involving Mr. Holland and his wife in bed (though not actively having sex) and brief comments from Mrs. Holland talking about their childhood teachers "getting it on." Just a heads up- might want to have the fast-forward and volume control handy...
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age 11+
Overall great movie has some heavy moments great movie for families with tween and teen kids might be a little hard for little kids to understand. Gives important perspective on what it's like being deaf in a hearing world.

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Educational value
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