- 103 min
- Directed by: François Girard
- Written by: Ben Ripley
- Cast: Garrett Wareing, Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates
- UK release: 10 July 2015
Stet (Wareing) is a rebellious 11 year old with a beautiful singing voice. When his single mother is killed, his biological father enrols him in a choir school under the stern supervision of Carvelle (Hoffman.) Girard dials down the expected sentimentality, Hoffman underplays nicely, and with fine work from Wareing and Bates it's a captivating drama.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
From acclaimed director François Girard (The Red Violin) comes the inspirational story of a rebellious kid with a remarkable gift who is challenged by a demanding teacher to make the most unlikely of dreams come true.
A stellar ensemble - including two-time Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman, Oscar-winner Kathy Bates, two-time Emmy winner Eddie Izzard, three-time Oscar-nominee Debra Winger, Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind) and Kevin McHale (Glee) - headline a cast that also introduces an exciting group of newcomers as the young singers who battle each other as they take their boychoir to the competitive heights.
Text supplied by third party.
Reviews & features
The Choir25 Feb 2015
Glasgow Film Festival: Likeable music school drama featuring Dustin Hoffman
Boychoir, from French-Canadian director François Girard, is a charming, thoughtful music school drama that dials down the expected sentimentality and plays like a PG version of Whiplash. Newcomer Garrett Wareing plays Stet, a rebellious 11-year-old…
Tell us more about this listing.