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.
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."
Jean throws flowers and pushes Cissy, who subsequently falls and injures herself. An elderly man is shown being wheeled out on a stretcher.
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."
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.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The "quartet" goes out to dinner and has a lot of wine to drink.