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.
Written July 29, 2015
The story, the acting and the flow were all excellent. I would highly recommend this movie to all age groups.
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 .
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.
Written February 11, 2016
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