Synopsis: Completely out of his element, a young boy finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.
Release Date: TBD 2015
Thoughts: Coming so close on the heels of the well-received Whiplash, I can’t help but think that Boychoir looks like a mixture of that awards-lauded film and Mr. Holland’s Opus, the saccharine hit from 1995. Now, with a cast that includes Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman (director of Quartet) and Kathy Bates (Tammy) (not to mention a rare screen appearance by Terms of Endearment Oscar nominee Debra Winger) I’m not going to dismiss this one outright because I love a good inspirational story as much as the next slow-Rudy-clapping guy in the seat behind me. Still, I feel like I already know where this one is headed and can predict that though Boychoir’s tune may be pleasant, it won’t be stuck in my head for days to come.