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Quartet (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  1 March 2013 (USA)
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At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

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Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired musicians. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does. Written by BrianoftheNorth

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor | See all certifications »

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Cuatro notas de amor  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$47,122 (USA) (11 January 2013)

Gross:

$18,381,787 (USA) (21 June 2013)
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Dustin Hoffman's first completed directorial effort. In 1978, he began directing Straight Time (1978), but after a few days, he decided it was too difficult to both star and direct, and asked Ulu Grosbard to take over. See more »

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While Reggie is playing croquet with Wilf, his pocket handkerchief and shirt buttons suddenly swap sides, indicating a flipped shot. See more »

Quotes

Jean: Are you telling me to go out and smell the roses?
Cissy Robson: Oh no. We're telling you the roses are long gone. But the chrysanthemums are magnificent.
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As the final credits roll, photos of each of the supporting cast members of retired musicians is shown beside a picture of them during their performing careers. See more »

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Bella figlia dell'amore
from "Rigoletto: Act 3"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Performed by Joan Sutherland (as Dame Joan Sutherland), Huguette Tourangeau, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Martti Talvela, London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Richard Bonynge
Courtesy of Decca Music Group
Under license by Universal Music Operations Ltd
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6 January 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Firstly let me answer those who have stated that the senility was over-acted for comic effect. IT WAS NOT. My mother worked in aged care for many years, and I grew up with all this about me. It's exactly like that. It was brilliantly done, all of it, all the actors... and wasn't it a treat to see all the old opera and stage stars?

Some ''official'' critics, (and by the way, what exactly '?' qualifies one to critique anything? I've seen more films than most of these people, I'd guess), have said this film lacked the BIG moments. IT DID NOT. The moments are there, you just have to know people - humanity.

It did lack being smacked over the head repeatedly with the obvious...so I guess those bred on a diet of Hollywood(our viewers are so stupid we must hand-hold all the way through and belabour the most self evident details)MOVIES, aren't going to be thrilled or interested. I was. I also like Alien and Predator movies, so it's not being said with any sort of bias. If you liked Enchanted April, and The Whales of August, The Grass Harp, and Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day, you'll like this a lot.


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