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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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Anne Langley (as Dame Gwyneth Jones)
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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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Every diva deserves an encore. See more »

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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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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$18,381,787 (USA) (21 June 2013)
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Trivia

Maggie Smith also starred in another film named Quartet (1981) about 31 years earlier. However, the only similarities between the two movies are the title and Smith. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Wilf Bond: When you're finished being a croquet expert, Nigel, a pound I'll kick your arse.
Nigel: The way you play you probably will. You forget I saw your Barber of Seville, your singing brought tears to y ears.
Wilf Bond: Saw you in Carmen. I'll never forget it, but I'll try.
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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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.79 (2013) See more »

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Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)
from "La Traviata: Act 1"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Arrangement by Morgan Pochin
Performed by Léon Charles, Nuala Willis, John Rawnsley, Melodie Waddingham, Cynthia Morey, Jennifer Adams-Barbaro, Cherith Millburn-Fryer, Justin Lavender, Richard Lea, Geoffrey Newman, Gregor Kowalski, John Farrington, Ian Jones, Sylvia Jones, Jenny Hill, Ann Mabey, Vivienne Ross, Miriam McLeod, Eileen Hamilton, Zoë Haydn, John Winfield, Martin Nelson, and Patricia Varley
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Strong, subtle, moving - just beautiful
27 December 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

It isn't often one can say "I loved every moment", but for this film it's true! Never for an instant does Dustin Hoffman stray into overwrought drama, mawkishness or bathos: his direction is restrained and subtle, there is humour a-plenty, yet the film packs a powerful emotional punch. And with a cast like that, how could he lose? And that's not just the stars, although they create wonderfully satisfying characters: the "minor" characters are also perfectly realised. Plus, the settings!!!! I felt like rushing off to make a booking at Beecham's for my old age! With such a great ensemble cast we are well-served, though for me, Pauline Collins was a stand-out - funny and so touching. I think I'd like to see it again.


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