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Quartet

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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The rumor circling the halls is that Beecham House (the home for retired musicians) is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. Reginald, Wilfred and Cecily are in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean. 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.
Title: Quartet
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: feature commentary with director Dustin Hoffman; behind-the-scenes featurettes : the director, the story, The music, The salsa, the dance, The stairlift
Based on the play by Ronald Harwood
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
Summary: The rumor circling the halls is that Beecham House (the home for retired musicians) is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. Reginald, Wilfred and Cecily are in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean. 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor
Branch Call Number: QUARTET
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Statement of Responsibility: Weinstein Company/Yucaipa Films present ; Headline Pictures, BBC Films, DCM Productions and Finola Dwyer Productions present in association with Decca and HanWay Films ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; produced by Finola Dwyer & Stewart Mackinnon ; directed by Dustin Hoffman
Credits: Director of photography, John De Borman ; editor, Barney Pilling ; music by Dario Marianelli.
Performers: Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (16x9) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1
Other Language: English and dubbed French soundtracks with optional Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Subject Headings: England Drama Spanish language materials French language materials Concerts Drama Divorced men Drama Musicians Drama Retirees Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fiction films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Comedy films
Topical Term: Spanish language materials
French language materials
Concerts
Divorced men
Musicians
Retirees
Publisher No: WC00232
WC60355
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Aug 10, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Well acted and nicely directed. Story is kind of predictable and lacking. Still, an enjoyable watch.

Jun 06, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Warm and sentimental. Decent acting by a stellar cast4, but not much for them to work with. Undemanding, with equal reward.

May 19, 2014
  • azimsher rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

it was a good one, i like it

Apr 02, 2014
  • olenkag rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good movie, especially if music is what you like. I wish I could retire at such place, if it really exist.

Mar 23, 2014
  • madison382 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beautiful movie.

Mar 08, 2014
  • theorbys rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Wanting to be quirky and poignant it is goes too far, except the fine acting talent. It's OK no more.

Mar 05, 2014
  • miyoch rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Didn't expect too much before watching it. But it was a surprise. Sorry is simple but pleasant.

Mar 03, 2014
  • ncs1961 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable enough, but not very memorable. It was a treat to see a few well known faces among the residents. As for the main characters? after starting to care a bit about their stories, I became distracted by how difficult it must be for a non-musician to portray a musician in a film about music.

Great actors and lots of funny parts. A good message about how to grow old with vigor and fun. Its a pity there are so few films made like this.

Feb 17, 2014
  • greenacres rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable, best movie I've seen in a long time.

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Oct 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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Jun 28, 2013
  • badgirls rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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