By jannaneen
Written September 30, 2014
A tour de force for Maggie Smith. The acting was outstanding. Sets, wardrobe, perfect as backgrouind. A wrenching portrayal of a life in change at a time when one needs peace, quiet and stability. The results of this lady's choices turned out well.
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By ebarr807
Written July 29, 2015
The story, the acting and the flow were all excellent. I would highly recommend this movie to all age groups.
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Dustin Hoffman's joie de vivre shines through

By janniebeth
Written July 30, 2015
Loved this movie. It so reflects its director's consciousness -- funny, bawdy, a bit over the top, and his love of music --he's a great pianist-- elevates it .
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Sweet and funny

By TerpMa
Written February 11, 2013
This is a beautiful piece--visually, musically, and in terms of the fine acting.The theatre was nearly full, and everyone laughed together. Deep laughs of recognition. I noticed quite a lot of gray hair around me, and perhaps this is a virtuoso piece for people of "a certain age." The outcome is somewhat predictable--we all know that people get old and frail and eventually die. Less usual is the treatment of the parts of us that live until the end: our love of (in this case) music, and our love for each other. The inclusion of actual, older musicians was a real treat.
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By shinniewoods
Written February 11, 2016
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