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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.
Why Is Quartet Rated PG-13?
Quartet is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Quartet...
Violence: A man threatens to ram another with a fork. A character yells at a woman and throws an object at her. A woman falls and is injured.
Sexual Content: A man frequently makes sexually charged comments, grabs at his crotch and makes references to bodily functions. Characters discuss past infidelities. Sexual activity is implied between unmarried young adult characters. A character is shown in the bathtub.
Language: The script contains three strong sexual expletives, some sexual dialogue and references to male and female anatomy, crude slang terms, mild profanities and terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters smoke infrequently. A man pays to have liquor smuggled into the residence for him. Characters share a drink to deal with a stressful situation. Characters appear to be slightly drunk at one point.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Quartet.
Another group of performers, averaging over age 80, find joy in performing popular music in the documentary Young @ Heart.
Maggie Smith stars as another elderly woman looking for a place to retire in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Bill Connolly appears in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and lends his voice to Brave. Michael Gambon plays Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter Franchise. Tom Courtenay can be seen in Nicholas Nickleby. And Dustin Hoffman’s acting credits include Last Chance Harvey, the tale of an aging man still looking for love.
This movie should not be confused with another film also releasing in winter 2012, A Late Quartet.
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Aging on the Big Screen Sees Older Actors in the SpotlightOnce actors of a certain age couldn’t get work in Hollywood. Female actors especially had few roles to choose from unless they were typecasts as “mums, sexless crones or cougars.” And the definition of “older” was often relative. In a study published in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, ...
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Quartet...
Quartet releases to home video on June 18, 2013.