Written June 28, 2016
A feel good movie and certainly fun to see older adults having a good time and enjoying life...even with all the quirks age brings!
Maggie Smith is always a joy, but all the characters were funny and charming and it was a delight.
Written February 08, 2016
A beautiful movie about aging! Funny, sad, excellent cast and written beautifully. Enjoyed the movie very much, if you are 50,60 or older...take a look at what you can expect. My mama always said,"Getting old is not for sissies!". I now know what she meant. Excellent Movie and very well done. The writing is sophisticated, funny and just good movie work. Skeeterbugg
Written February 12, 2016
Dustin Hoffman directs a film that vacillates between the vicissitudes, decrepitude of once- gifted musicians and their resistance or acceptance of their octogenarian state and faded fame; flirting with poignancy but never quite grasping it; the characters become comical “caricatures” of diminished vitality, spouting maudlin repartee. Michael Cambon was particularly annoying as the grousing director...
Somerset Maugham said that “art is an emotion, a language that all can understand”; this thread of emotion resonates profoundly throughout “Quartet” , overcoming its flaws, gifting viewers hope, that as sunsets and sunrises become fewer, they still have the potency, power to splendidly dazzle, awe, as in one’s youth...
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Written August 26, 2016
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 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 .