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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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 10 Jan 2013
Video Release: 18 Jun 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Quartet is rated PG-13: for brief strong language and suggestive humor.

Director: Dustin Hoffman
Cast: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins
Studio: 2013 The Weinstein Company
Website: Official site for Quartet.

Detailed Review

“Growing older isn’t for sissies,” as Cissy (Pauline Collins) often says. The former singer lives in Beecham Home for the musically inclined along with other retired performers. Among them… 
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Why Is Quartet Rated PG-13?

Violence: A man threatens to ram another with a fork. A character yells at… 
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How difficult is it to face an inevitable decline after peaking in one’s profession,… 
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