Written March 01, 2015
This movie stars the wonderously talented Dame Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly. The setting is a retirement home called Beecham House in the English country side for retired professional singers and musicians. The home and the grounds are gorgeous. The beauty of the setting coupled with the music that is provided throughout the movie by the residents, becomes almost another character in the film. The movie does tackle the harsh aspects of aging and losing health, but it does so with humor and dignity. It follows the classic Hollywood script of having the old gang get together to perform one more time to secure the funding to keep their home open. In the process, the audience is treated to the talents of many of Great Britain's most talents actors, singers, and musicians. This will be a movie that I will cherish and watch over and over again.
Written January 26, 2015
A wonderful cast of actors (who doesn't love Maggie Smith) who do a beautiful job of reminding all that love is timeless. More than a couple laugh out loud moments,
Written July 30, 2014
I found this movie to be one of the rare joyful movies since the players were retired singers and musicians. It had moments of sadness redeemed by pure happiness. The performances were fantastic and I would recommend the movie to anyone, particularly those above 25.
Written November 30, 2014
outstanding ! but not for young people
Written February 10, 2013
This is a glorious movie with absolutely lovely scenery and cinematography, gorgeous music, great humor and dialogue, a good old fashioned story with actual plot and a happy ending! What more could you want. Okay, cheaper popcorn but that isn't going to happen. I 'm not sure young people would enjoy this as much as older folks but it goes to the matter of being an oldster.
Dustin Hoffman has always acted in great movies now he has produced and directed one too!