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Quartet (w/ Maggie Smith dir. Dustin Hoffman) @ Canada Square

  • Mar 12, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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I've been dragging my feet on this one, so now I've decided to give this one a shot. It's got a 79% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Dustin Hoffman's feature film directorial debut.



Movie synopsis:

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget, Wilfred Bond and Cecily Robson, this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton. Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?




Meetup Location: I will be at the sofas just outside of the theatre entrance

Movie meetup time: 6:45pm. Will wait 10min.

The movie starts @ 7:10pm.

Movie Running Time: 1h39m

Cost of movie: $6.50

After the movie: Spring Rolls

I look forward to seeing you there!!


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  • Phil D

    What a great little movie. The dialogue was witty, it was well paced, and overall, the story was entertaining and engaging. It never really got serious in dealing with issues of old age, but it did provide a wonderful glimpse into the talents of some elderly performers that were side characters in the film. Thanks for coming out, and Guen thanks for your company at Spring Rolls. We both agree it was too bad Jeannie didn't show up! :)

    1 · March 12, 2013

    • Guen

      And thank you Phil for your company, was great as always. I agree with you about this movie. Was cute, without being too serious about old age, decline and inevitable. Such well known scores, I did enjoy all the songs in the movie, music was very well placed all trough out, even during credits!

      Found out, movie was shot in Buckinghamshire, UK. (which is indeed very near London). The wonderful mansion apparently called "Hedsor House", it has a website, (and available to rent for weddings)

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Phil D

    I didn't realize that Tom Courteney, the actor who plays Reginald, was in a previously Oscar nominated film that I don't recall hearing about before I looked it up recently. The film was called The Dresser, and he played the title character. It was up against (and lost to) Terms of Endearment ('83), which was a meetup I did a month ago.

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • Guen

      Thanks, never heard of this movie.

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Phil D

    Here at the chairs now, with Barry. Will be here for a few more min if there are any last minute attendees

    March 12, 2013

  • Sharon

    Sorry, won't be able to make it tonight as I'm not feeling well.

    March 12, 2013

  • Phil D

    Just bought my ticket. See you all there!

    March 12, 2013

  • evelyne

    i am so sorry i just got a phone call and i will not make it downtown i am in Markhamand it emergency so sorry

    March 12, 2013

  • fred

    Regrets, Something has come up for me. Let me know how the movie is.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good movie--Worth seeing, even to just hear my favourite Scottish man's asides.

    March 7, 2013

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