About the movie
Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet (Cert 12A), is an uplifting comedy starring a host of Oscar® and BAFTA® award nominees and winners including Maggie Smith.
Beecham House is a grand home for retired opera singers and every year, its residents put on a concert to raise money for the home.
Lifelong friends Cissy (Pauline Collins, Upstairs, Downstairs), Reggie (Tom Courtenay, The Dresser) and Wilf (Billy Connolly, Mrs Brown) are the stars of the show but this year they’re in danger of being outshone by a familiar face from the past.
Beecham’s newest resident Jean (Maggie Smith, The Harry Potter series, Downton Abbey), is the fourth and most successful member of their former quartet and, crucially, also Reggie’s ex-wife.
There’ll be plenty of grudges and disagreements for the group to overcome before they can take to the stage as a foursome once more. But it’s sure to be the year’s biggest reunion if they can get through it.
Quartet (Cert 12A) will be showing in cinemas nationwide from 1 January 2013.