Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: January 18, 2013 (limited)
DVD: June 18, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 4.18
based on 34 votes and 15 reviews
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Cast: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins


In Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, three retired members of an opera quartet—Cissy (Pauline Collins), Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Reginald (Tom Courtenay)—live in Beecham House retirement home and perform a concert every year for Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday.

However, when Reginald’s ex-wife and the fourth and most famous member of the quartet, Jean (Maggie Smith), arrives at Beecham, rivalries stir and temperaments clash, making it unknown if the show will go on.

Director: Dustin Hoffman
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Finola Dwyer, Stewart Mackinnon
Screenplay: Ronald Harwood

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  • 5 stars "good show .wonderful cast"
  • 5 stars "A hilarious, poignant movie!"
  • 5 stars "Very enjoyable and funny. I think Pauline Collins does steal the show. She was wonderful. Billy Connolly was very funny too."