Movie Review: Quartet
What drew me: Dame Maggie Smith and Dustin Hoffman (as director).
I don’t really like Billy Connolly. I’ll admit I haven’t seen many movies with him in it, but it seems to me, he seems to play the same sort of character quite often – himself. And, this is very petty of me, I find it hard to understand his accent.
Pauline Collins’ portrayal of Cissy, who seems to be in the first stages of dementia, was a challenging one and I am not sure she quite managed to find the right balance.
Dame Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay’s characters could have been better developed.
In the end, I think this film would appeal more to an older age bracket to mine. Mr Yewnique and I were easily the youngest people in the audience. (It was a Monday and most people our age would be working at that time.) The other people in the audience were seniors and they laughed out loud many times during the movie. I didn’t laugh at all, although one scene made me tear up a bit.
A so-so movie. I don’t regret watching it, but I do not anticipate watching it again, even when I reach ‘that age’.