Music Within | ★★★★★★★★★

Roger Ebert called it right on this 2007 movie - it was both entertaining and inspiring. Now I have to admit that I am not unbiased when it comes to stories about folks who struggle and overcome obstacles - especially when it comes to people in wheelchairs.

The story is about decorated Vietnam War veteran Richard Pimentel who lost his hearing in the war, defied the odds and became instrumental in passing the Americans with Disabilities Act. His story spoke to me about how a person can change the world if they do not give up. The acting by Ron Livingston was good but Michael Sheen was simply stellar as he beautifully played Richard's wheelchaired friend Art who had cerebral palsy.

The title comes from one of Richard's teachers who said: "Most people die with the music still within them." I love that! It reminds me of how hard it is to really be the "real me". I highly recommend the movie to you and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★★.

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