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Overall A-

Where do aging opera stars go when they no longer have a spotlight on the stage? It turns out there is a retirement home just for such folks. While life is usually very harmonious there, the arrival of a disgruntled diva (Maggie Smith) causes immediate discord.

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor.

Talk to your kids about…


How difficult is it to face an inevitable decline after peaking in one’s profession, physical prowess or other aspect of life? Which of these characters deals with the decline most gracefully? How does a willingness to learn new things help some of them deal with old age more successfully?

This cast of actors brings a wealth of acting experience to the screen. How is that experience evident in their performances?

How do the choices of our youth come back to haunt or bless us in old age? What sacrifices do many of these characters make for their art? What choices would you change in your life? Is there a way to amend some of those choices?

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