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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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Sep 15, 2014
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Except perhaps to retired professional musicians, the story line isn't overly interesting. The supposed "dramatic parts" didn't seem to hold as much importance as the characters were placing on them. And the acting -- while professionally performed -- is a little uneven in places. But even with the above quibbles, it's still a workable and believable story-line. Especially with the wonderful accompanying music. On the whole it held my interest. Enjoyable and relaxing. This is one where you can shut your eyes and just listen to the soundtrack if you like, and enjoy just as much. Recommended.

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.

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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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