Synopsis: Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): François Girard
Production: Informant Media
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Earth to earth, and dust to dust.

The Lord bless her and keep her.

The Lord make His face

to shine upon her...

Actually, we had your name on the file,

- or rather your lawyer's name.

- I did help support them, yes.

But in 12 years, you haven't seen him.

This was a long time ago. I...

I hardly knew her.

But I always did what was right,

because of the boy.

So, in terms of legal custody...

I have a family already.

I was married when I met her.

You understand that.

Now, I'm not disputing paternity.

What's... what's best here

is that the boy

is placed in foster care.

Oh, I don't think so, Mr. Owens.

Stet, he has talent, musical talent.

I don't know what you're talking about.

I know you have no wish

to be involved with his life,

but the fact is there are

other places for him

other than foster care.

There's a private school.

It's on the East coast.

I don't know how he gets in,

or if he gets in,

but he has a chance at a better life.

It will save you a lot

of time... and exposure.

I'm just saying.

Expectations are,

at least from the market,

that you will see

about 160,000 jobs created...


Hey, hon, it's, uh... it's me.

Uh, listen, my...

my flight was cancelled.

Yeah, yeah, I know.

I guess there's a storm in the Midwest.

No, no, no, it's fine,

I got another flight tomorrow.

I'm coming into Newark

sometime in the afternoon.

Tell the girls I love them. Bye.

I'll call you later.


Is that the family you already have?


You can sing, right?

- E flat.

- What?

The squeak in the shoe.

I'm sure you understand

this was an unplanned meeting

and Mr. Carvelle is a very busy man.

So am I, actually.

Okay. Go ahead, Stet.

Hm... Odessa. I remember.

You walked out on me.

That was a first.

Am I right?

Sing. Sing anything.

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Ben Ripley

Ben Ripley is an American screenwriter best known for writing the science-fiction thriller Source Code directed by Duncan Jones. Ripley is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Southern California's USC School of Cinema-Television. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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