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Quartet

Quartet

Blu-ray Disc - 2013
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When financial problems threaten to close a retirement home for gifted musicians, the guests at Beecham House must work together to perform at the yearly gala concert.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2013
Edition: High definition
Call Number: BLU F QUAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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iloveseaotters
May 05, 2021

I was really looking forward to this because I like Dustin Hoffmann and Maggie Smith ,
but this was way too slow
for me . Disappointing.

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sparklep1
Aug 12, 2020

Maggie Smith is always good. Some of the other characters parts were far too corny.

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akirakato
May 14, 2019

Directed by Dustin Hoffman in 2011 based on the play Quartet by Ronald Harwood, this British drama depicts the lives at Beecham House---a retirement home for former professional musicians, patterned after the real-life Casa di Riposo per Musicisti founded by Giuseppe Verdi.
Although the cultured Englishfolk live peacefully in a beautifully maintained residence for retired musicians, the film lacks a real drama with turns and twists.
The story appears predictable and lack-lustre.

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matcat44
Apr 22, 2019

Good acting, good music, some sadness, some laughs. We enjoyed it.

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justsayit
Nov 01, 2017

This movie is quite funny and moving in its telling of a story about aging and forgiveness. It moved quite slowly at the beginning, with more setup than needed. We loved the unique concept of a retirement home for aging classical musician and trained opera stars.

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swyckl
Jul 18, 2017

I liked this DVD. It has a story about 4 main characters which are aging elderly senior citizen. The script is strong. It is well acted. It is good for all ages. The story is slow moving. You may relate to the experience of the actors. I like Maggie Smith as an actress.

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gingin1972
Jan 14, 2017

I thought it was kind of boring! Not much of an ending to the movie!

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tenet
Mar 31, 2016

Rated 10/10.

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LakeHouseJoe
Feb 26, 2016

Wonderful actors/actresses and an interesting story, plus positive outcome, make this "oldies" film a worthy bit of entertaiment.

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grammaE
Jan 25, 2016

Good film, funny. Directed by Dustin Hoffman.

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Monolith
Oct 24, 2013

Dr. Lucy Cogan: "Why do you persist in flirting with me, Wilf?" Wilf Bond: "Because, you're a cracker. A thing of beauty. You're not a bimbo, or a chick, or any of those awful things. You're one of that rarest of species... You're a woman, Lucy Cogan." Dr. Lucy Cogan (laughing): " Well, I'm flattered, but I have professional ethics to uphold." Wilf Bond: "Aaah, throw caution to the wind. What if we were to make beauuutiful music together... Your husband would never know!" Dr. Lucy Cogan: "Well, that's reassuring, Wilf." Wilf Bond: "Think about it, huh?" Dr. Lucy Cogan: "No, Wilf." Wilf Bond: "No one will ever know!" Dr. Lucy Cogan: "I will know." Wilf Bond: "Older man... vintage wine... seasoned wood..." Dr. Lucy Cogan: "...Did you say 'wood'?" Wilf Bond: "...Seasoned!..."

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