Written July 28, 2015
The performances of the actors in a British old age home for musicians are first rate and vividly portray the pathos of the sunset years of the elderly. Although the ending is uplifting, most of the movie is depressing and sad. Not because of the theme of living in the past when getting aged, but rather that the wounds and jealousies that plague our adulthood persist into old age when they shouldn't matter anymore. Dustin Hoffman does a great job of directing in his directorial debut, and the acting is first rate, but I found the movie to be mainly a downer.
Written February 18, 2013
If I had to choose between seeing Quartet and having all my windows blown out by an exploding meteor, it might come down to whether the windows would be covered by insurance, because that at least would be interesting and wouldn't cost me anything.
Written January 28, 2015
I loved the movie and the music. The acting was very good. Everybody
Has a story to tell which includes sadness forgiveness and love. We are never to old to enjoy our lives and friends.
Written September 20, 2014
You don't have to be an opera lover to enjoy the interaction between the residents and staff at this retirement home for professional musicians. It's a story of hope when you feel you've lost what you thought was important. It shows how valuable friendships are, how easy it is to misunderstand circumstances and the importance of being able to forgive yourself and others It also makes obvious what we all have in common no matter our situation in life - mortality. I loved everything about this movie. The actors, the music and the beautiful location.
Written March 03, 2013
Love that line and so believe in this home for talented musicians and singers. In a small theater only a third full and we broke out clapping at the credits. I had tears in my eyes when I saw pictures of the before and after... partly for respect of who they are, remembering some of them and then like me looking so different now that I did not recognize some before the credits. Then, it feels good to laugh at one's self too.