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Quartet

This is the 6:15pm showing and I'm in seat J19. Just now most of that row is free so get booking!!

I'm tempted to big this film up a bit but to preserve (!?) the integrity of the group I should be honest and say that I wish I'd read the reviews before booking. On the plus side it has a great cast and it's shorter than The Hobbit................

 

 

As the occupants of a retirement home for opera singers prepare for their annual concert celebrating Verdi’s birthday, havoc is wreaked by the arrival of Jean (Smith), the ex-wife of one of their number (Courtenay).

Still very much the diva, Jean refuses to add her voice – or at least her singing voice – to the party, and QUARTET follows the efforts of the variously well-meaning, grumpy and forgetful incumbents to persuade her to get off her high horse and muck in.

Scripted by Ronald Harwood from his 1999 play, and marking Hoffman’s agreeably assured directorial debut, QUARTET radiates much of the gentle drama and grown-up good humour of THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, with especially nice turns from Connolly as an ageing roué and Collins as Jean’s daffy, well-meaning confidante.Quarter

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  • Nick O.

    Agree with you on this John. Billy Connolly himself said that he'd hate to be put in a retirement home when he is older as it is so deeply depressing, so I felt the happy-go-lucky theme of the film was slightly jarring.

    Great cast, but they were doing what they always do; Connolly making gags & Maggie Smith frowning. The last scene was quite moving & the end credits were a nice touch. Otherwise predictable.

    January 10, 2013

  • John E.

    I thought this was a 'pleasant' film. I really liked Tom Courtenay in it and would like to see him in more. Although a Billy Connolly fan, I didn't like him in this; perhaps he was miscast but then, what do I know!

    January 10, 2013

  • chryssie

    Hi all, I have booked j14.

    January 3, 2013

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