Uploaded on Mar 22, 2010
Emotional climax from Mr. Holland's Opus with Richard Dreyfuss as Mr. Holland and the enchanting singer Jean Louisa Kelly playing his student who performs this beautiful song to secretly tell her conductor and tutor (Dreyfuss) that she desires and needs him (to watch over her).
In the audience sits Holland's surprised wife with the play's brochure after discovering the singer's name is Rowena (Morgan). A few weeks ago she overheard her husband composing a new melody calling it "Rowena's Theme". When asked about the name he makes up a pretext (even though he's actually loyal to his wife).
However, during this performance she begins to wonder whether her husband is having an extramarital affair with the young singer. He does not but his face shows that he is tempted and flattered at the same time.
Dreyfuss and his wife both have a lump in their throats (for different reasons) and so did I when I first watched this bold approach by the young student!
Notice that the lyrics of the song perfectly match the film's interwoven story. Here's an excerpt:
"Although he may not be the man
Some girls think of as handsome
To my heart he carries the key
Won't you tell him please to put on some speed
Follow my lead, oh how I need
Someone to watch over me"
Enjoy this captivating and literally breathtaking performance by Jean Louisa Kelly and all the other actors who IMHO make this scene most memorable!