Written May 10, 2013
Everyone acted superbly. The foursome were very strong, but I have to accord kudos as well to Sheridan Smith (Dr. Cogan), Gwyneth Jones (Anne Langley), Michael Gambon (Cedric Livingston), Trevor Peacock (George), among many others. The pacing was good, scenery fabulous (maybe a bit overdone, but in keeping with the pomp required by the movie content), plot (laced with some real life musicians and singers) was predictable but still captivating. The only possible flaw was that everything was so neatly tied together at the end
Written October 26, 2016
If you are of an age and like music, this is a "must go". Maggie Smith and her inmates are truly wonderful. I wish my parents had been in this beautiful retirement home!
Written February 26, 2017
Wonderful dialogue and interactions between characters that are real people. Maggie Smith never, never disappoints! The cast is made up of real musicians and vocal artists who perform throughout the film, which is incidental but very enriching.
Written December 18, 2014
While this film might appeal to a mostly older demographic, explanation for its limited release, it none the less delivers an engaging and entertaining audience experience. Produced and directed by Dustin Hoffman, the scene constructions show a legendary actor's touch. While this film has no superheroes (costumed ones anyway), fancy special effects, or exotic locations, it delivers a decently entertaining screenplay with solid performances. See it. You won't be disappointed.
Written July 01, 2016
What a joy to see a movie NOT filled with violence and special effects... This one is a gem, dealing with the realities of aging, but done with humor and sensitivity. Many involved in the productions were professional singers themselves at one time. Make sure and stay for the credits where they show pictures of these in their prime, and what they were know for.