Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1989)





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Prague and Ontario stand in for 19th century Vienna in Beethoven Lives Upstairs. Young Chris (Illya Woloshin) lives with his none-too-prosperous mother (Fiona Reid) and uncle (Albert Schultz), who are forced to take in a boarder. Enter a fellow named Ludwig (Neil Munro), with a hearing problem, a mass of eccentricities, and a genius for music. This 52-minute character study features renditions of more than 25 Beethoven pieces. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Paul Soles
as Schindler
Neil Munro
as Ludwig van Beethoven
Fiona Reid
as Mother
Albert Schultz
as Uncle Kurt
Illya Woloshyn
as Christoph

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This movie is a seemingly good character study of Beethoven, but it ends up falling flat on its lack of any analysis into his life on a deeper level. It's a skin-deep, low-budget flick that might be good for schools but doesn't work as any form of entertainment.

Matthew Henegan
Matthew Henegan

We had to watch this one is music class about 10,000 times. They seriously had no imagination, whatsoever.

Jeffrey Leppart
Jeffrey Leppart

I cannot believe this Emmy award winning film has not been shown to students everywhere! A great family film that is a must-see! It's not just a mother speaking... My 10 yr. old son loved it, too!

Patti Murphy
Patti Murphy

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