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Review: Quartet (Life and Love in the Later Years)

9:41 PM 12/19/2012 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Dustin Hoffman’s Quartet is a quick and charming story of late life revival, so surprisingly lithe you’d hardly believe it was a directorial debut. Like an upscale Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet begins with a retirement home, but this home is made more auspicious by its residents, each of whom is a retired musician—and not just any fiddler or chanteuse, but Europe’s cream of the symphonic crop.

Sequel to THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL in Development; Principal Cast Eager to Return

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – As we whippersnappers start watching movies on our TVs and phones, a desperate Hollywood has turned their attentions to their steadiest and most solid base of theatergoers: the AARP crowd. In that vein, Fox Searchlight is looking to make a sequel to this year's surprise hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, based on a novel, that starred a host of, well, gray-haired actors:

7 years 31 weeks ago via brucelee

'Quartet' Trailer: Dustin Hoffman Directs Maggie Smith – Who's down for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2? Well, Dustin Hoffman's got the next best thing: He's made his directorial debut on a fluffy comedy starring older British actors called Quartet. And yes, he was required by law to cast Maggie Smith. The Downton Abbey scene-stealer plays a former singing ... 7 years 48 weeks ago via jetli


Posted May 2nd, 2012 by Binh Ngo

A quartet puts on a show every year to celebrate the birthday of one of its members at a home for retired opera singers. However, this year, someone arrives and disrupts this tradition.


Weinstein Company Acquiring Dustin Hoffman-Directed 'Quartet' – EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company is negotiating to acquire U.S. and Latin America distribution rights to Quartet, the Dustin Hoffman-directed comedy that stars Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon and Pauline Collins. The script was written by Ronald Harwood. The deal is upwards of $3 million, I’m hearing. This was a stealth pursuit by TWC’s Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser, but that cover was blown when an acquisition screening scheduled for this evening was abruptly scrapped, with rumors that a buyer paid $4 million for the film. 8 years 4 weeks ago via brucelee

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Posted November 17th, 2011 by Binh Ngo

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self.


Dustin Hoffman’s Directorial Debut to Star Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly – Sheridan Smith, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and Pauline Collins also have roles in "Quartet," which begins shooting in the U.K. this week. 8 years 38 weeks ago via brucelee
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