The Chorus ★★ Les Choristes 2004 (PG-13)
Two childhood friends, drawn together again by personal tragedy, reflect on the role of an old mentor who elevated their lives through song. Story of saintly teacher is told in flashback from his point of view. Very schmaltzy retread that has been made so many times before. Tired and predictably inspiring. 95m/C DVD . Gerard Jugnot, Francois Berleand, Jacques Perrin, Marie Bunel, Kad Merad, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Didier Flamand, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Phillippe Du Janerand, Maxence Perrin; D: Christophe Barrati-er; W: Christophe Barratier, Philippe Lopes-Curval; C: Carlo Varini; M: Bruno Coulais.