Thursday, February 7, 2013

Quartet: Bravo

        Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith

Quartet is a movie about love, music and the love of music. It plays out at Beecham House, an English home for retired musicians. The charming old residence is in financial straits. And so, in the spirit of Andy Hardy, the residents decide to put on a show — make that a gala.

The four main characters just happen to have sung the Quartet in Verdi's Rigoletto. Perhaps they can perform it one more time. Of course, all doesn't go so smoothly. But for anyone who loves love and music, this film, which marks Dustin Hoffman's directing debut, is a must-see.

Bravo Dustin!

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