DVD - 2013
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"Beecham House is abuzz. The rumour circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget, Wilfred Bond and Cecily Robson this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton. Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?"--Container.
Publisher: [Australia] : Paramount Home Entertainment (Australasia) [distributor], 2013.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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May 14, 2019

Directed by Dustin Hoffman in 2011 based on the play Quartet by Ronald Harwood, this British drama depicts the lives at Beecham House---a retirement home for former professional musicians, patterned after the real-life Casa di Riposo per Musicisti founded by Giuseppe Verdi.
Although the cultured Englishfolk live peacefully in a beautifully maintained residence for retired musicians, the film lacks a real drama with turns and twists.
The story appears predictable and lack-lustre.

Apr 22, 2019

Good acting, good music, some sadness, some laughs. We enjoyed it.

Nov 01, 2017

This movie is quite funny and moving in its telling of a story about aging and forgiveness. It moved quite slowly at the beginning, with more setup than needed. We loved the unique concept of a retirement home for aging classical musician and trained opera stars.

Jul 18, 2017

I liked this DVD. It has a story about 4 main characters which are aging elderly senior citizen. The script is strong. It is well acted. It is good for all ages. The story is slow moving. You may relate to the experience of the actors. I like Maggie Smith as an actress.

Jan 14, 2017

I thought it was kind of boring! Not much of an ending to the movie!

Mar 31, 2016

Rated 10/10.

Feb 26, 2016

Wonderful actors/actresses and an interesting story, plus positive outcome, make this "oldies" film a worthy bit of entertaiment.

Jan 25, 2016

Good film, funny. Directed by Dustin Hoffman.

CMLibrary_gjd_0 Dec 28, 2015

Takes place in an old age home for performers in England. Has a wonderful cast, lots of laughs with some serious bits thrown in. I hope you take the time to watch! I was surprised watching the closing credits and noting that Dustin Hoffman directs--great debut.

Aug 30, 2015

A bit slow - but enjoyable. Some fun, quirky older characters in an interesting setting (retired musicians residence).

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Oct 24, 2013

Dr. Lucy Cogan: "Why do you persist in flirting with me, Wilf?" Wilf Bond: "Because, you're a cracker. A thing of beauty. You're not a bimbo, or a chick, or any of those awful things. You're one of that rarest of species... You're a woman, Lucy Cogan." Dr. Lucy Cogan (laughing): " Well, I'm flattered, but I have professional ethics to uphold." Wilf Bond: "Aaah, throw caution to the wind. What if we were to make beauuutiful music together... Your husband would never know!" Dr. Lucy Cogan: "Well, that's reassuring, Wilf." Wilf Bond: "Think about it, huh?" Dr. Lucy Cogan: "No, Wilf." Wilf Bond: "No one will ever know!" Dr. Lucy Cogan: "I will know." Wilf Bond: "Older man... vintage wine... seasoned wood..." Dr. Lucy Cogan: "...Did you say 'wood'?" Wilf Bond: "...Seasoned!..."

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