Friday, November 9, 2012

A Late Quartet


I'm fairly certain most people reading this aren't clamoring to see a movie about a string quartet.  But, think again, because this particular entry in that niche genre is definitely worth seeing if you're into dramas made for adults.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, and Mark Ivanir play the long time colleagues who make up the renowned quartet.  And while their lives and relationships all seem perfect on the surface, various events force them all to reassess their situation.  'A Late Quartet' is a drama about life, love, and friendship.  And the cast is perfect.  As usual, Hoffman gives one of the best performances of the year, and the rest of the quartet are all in accord.  Like the movements of a great symphony, this one flows from start to finish.  Bravo.

Grade: A

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