Sunday, June 23, 2013
Quartet (writer: Ronald Harwood; director: Dustin Hoffman)
Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith, Dame Gwyneth Jones, Trevor Peacock, Ronnie Fox
My thoughts on this film: I was interested to see Dustin Hoffman's début as a director and it was not bad; the cast was remarkable, the story pretty interesting and there were a few funny lines; however, this was supposed to be a comedy!!! I grew up in England with British humour, and apart from a few lines at the beginning, I did not find this funny at all... Interesting... But by no means, funny!!!
The end was interesting, once again, because they showed pictures of the actors/singers at their prime, of the 'now and then' type. But I cannot add anything to the word 'interesting'!