Quartet

2012 PG-13 1h 39m Blu-ray / DVD

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Quartet

2012 PG-13 1h 39m Blu-ray / DVD
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A trio of retired opera singers' annual celebration of Verdi's birthday sours when their estranged fourth member shows up but refuses to sing. Tensions rise and diva drama erupts -- will personal problems prevent the show from going on?
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • Maggie Smith
  • Tom Courtenay
  • Billy Connolly
  • Pauline Collins
  • Michael Gambon
  • Sheridan Smith
  • Andrew Sachs
  • Gwyneth Jones
  • Trevor Peacock
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Quartet focuses on a retirement home for former opera singers and other professional musicians. With its older characters and mature themes, the movie isn't that likely to appeal to younger audiences, but if they're willing, there's nothing really inappropriate in it, save for a couple of uses of "f--k" and some suggestive humor (though no actual kissing or sex). A great choice for grandparents, parents, and teens to watch together, Quartet explores mature issues such as aging, fading talent, seeking forgiveness, and the importance of being passionate about the arts.

Sexual Content

Wilf -- who's called a "naughty, naughty man" -- makes suggestive comments about the Beecham House's female staff members, particularly the beautiful head doctor. He jokes about an older man being like aged wine and "seasoned wood." Other sexual jokes are made using musical terminology. Two young staffers are caught in the woods, presumably fooling around, but when they surface, all disheveled, they claim they "weren't doing anything."

Violence

Jean throws flowers and pushes Cissy, who subsequently falls and injures herself. An elderly man is shown being wheeled out on a stretcher.

Language

Two notable uses of "f--k." Other swear words include: "bitch," "twat," "t-ts," "sodding," "arse," "hell," "damn it, "bloody," "oh my God," and "for God's sake."

Social Behavior

Not only will Quartet expose younger audiences to a musical style they might not be familiar with (opera/classical), but it will also make viewers of all ages think about what it must be like for renowned talents to age and for people to be passionate about the music they love. There are also themes of redemption, forgiveness, and true friendship.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The "quartet" goes out to dinner and has a lot of wine to drink.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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