Movie + Book Reviews >



National Library Board


Facebook Email

Title: Quartet


Director: Dustin Hoffman


Cast: Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay


Year of Release: 2012


Running Time: 98 minutes


Call No.: 791.4372 QUA – [ART]


Quartet centres around a group of seniors who attempts to raise funds for Beecham House, a financially-plagued home for retired musicians, through their annual gala concert. The recital offers an opportunity for the once-famous opera quartet to reunite but the process of bringing everyone back together is fraught with old grudges and painful memories. Over a series of exchanges between the protagonists, misunderstandings are eventually resolved and the characters re-establish an emotional bond that enables them to put up a spectacular and memorable performance at the very end of the film.


Funny yet poignant, Quartet is a captivating story on reconciliation and forgiveness that will tug at your heartstrings.


Above review is contributed by Chu Wan Xin, National Library Board (NLB).


The DVD cover is the copyright of its movie production company.