Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Late Quartet 2012

Product Details     A classical string quartet has been playing together for 25 years.  They have sacrificed a lot of time from their lives for practicing and performing.  Peter is a cellist, the oldest member of the group and he has been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  He will start treatment but he doesn’t know how much this will reverse his symptoms.  He recommends that the group select a gifted cellist, Nina Lee, to take his place.  His announcement of a change after 25 years throws the other group members into a discussion about changes of their own.
     This film probably captures the lives and temperaments of dedicated musicians but I found it hard to keep interested.  Some touching moments but very serious.  The actors did well at seeming to play the instruments.  3* (This movie is OK)

106 min, Drama directed by Yaron Zilberman with Christopher Walken, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanier, Imogen Poots, Madhur Jaffrey.

Note:  Blockbuster 3 ½*, imdb 6.9 out of 10, 78% critic 71% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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