There is an old saying: behind every great man is a great woman. In the music industry, one could say that behind every great artist is a songwriter.
In Grace Of My Heart (1996), Edna Buxton (Illeana Douglas) arrives in New York City in the 1960’s, hoping to launch a career as singer. Instead she becomes Denise Waverly, the woman who writes some of the biggest hits of era. Denise/Edna struggles through her identity as a performer, a songwriter and a woman, until she finds the balance that she is looking for.
I like this movie. An audience member who is a fan of the music of the 1960’s and 1970’s could argue that this movie is based on the life of Carole King, a singer/songwriter who wrote some of the most well known and beloved songs of the 1960’s before making her mark as an artist in the 1970’s.
I recommend it.