Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Boychoir Doesn't Quite Hit That High Note for Viewers Wanting More

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Boychoir Doesn't Quite Hit That High Note for Viewers Wanting More

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THERE'S a good movie somewhere within Boychoir.

But it's lost in poor editing and weighed down by so many cliches that you know how the film is going to end long before it actually does.

With a running time of 103 minutes, I was surprised to find how long Boychoir felt as I watched it.

The film could have benefited from a good chop and perhaps going a little further past the events Boychoir ends on would have made it more satisfying.

Everything wraps up neatly, a little too neatly.

The film follows troubled schoolboy Stet, Garrett Wareing in his feature film debut, who is sent to the American Boychoir boarding school by his estranged father after the tragic death of his mother.

While Stet has a beautiful voice, he has no classical training. As well as struggling to catch up to his classmates, he's also struggling with grief, anger and the rejection of his father.

Dustin Hoffman is the gruff choir conductor who makes Stet work for his approval and a place in the touring choir. …

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