All but one, (Carolina \u2013 reminded me of Emma), of these films was more than convincing, believable, and worthwhile to view. Be prepared to learn from these films too, as they can help us cope with everyday situations, and encourage us to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds.\nSharon Stone was so moving, as an understanding and empathetic Mother trying her very best and believing in her son\u2019s ability, played enthusiastically by Kieran Culkin (The Mighty).\nAll the other films, Music of the Heart, The Battle of Shaker Heights, Wide Awake and Smoke Signals (:D) are excellent choices made by Miramax to compile the set.\nMore than Highly recommended and excellent value.
I've always enjoyed this movie, even after I knew the ending. It's interesting to me, I suppose, to watch the psychological interplay between Catherine and her various puppets. She's a master at manipulation, and I happen to have known someone like her. Maybe that's why this character fascinates me.