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   With a sterling cast led by Maggie Smith and a script by playwright and screenwriter Ronald Harwood, whose credits include The Dresser, The Pianist, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, this film comes with impeccable credentials for mature moviegoers. It also marks the directing debut of Dustin Hoffman, after 45 years in front of the camera. So what could be bad? The answer is: nothing. The worst one can say of Quartet is that it’s slight. Harwood’s play, now transferred to film, was inspired by a real-life retirement home in England for musicians and opera singers, many of whom appear in the picture. Smith plays an imperious diva who arrives...

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