I watched Quartet last night over Google Movies and was moderately pleased with it. It’s not often you get a classical music-themed movie with lots of professional singers and players.
The movie felt a little jumpy and slightly disjointed for my liking. To be fair all the actors and actresses seemed to be enjoying themselves and there were plenty of funny moments. The whole movie centered on the “Quartet” who previously performed Rigoletto together and have been reunited in time for a Charity Gala to save their retirement home from closing.
However, (spoilers hidden)
They don’t actually perform, so for the whole movie, they’re talking about performing together, listening to their previous performances together, but they don’t actually get round to doing the performance. The film ends with them on the stage, about to start. Have to say, I was pretty disappointed — I would have liked to have seen how well (or badly) Billy Connolly sang opera :P
Link to the Google Movies: http://goo.gl/TSydy