Dustin Hoffman's Quartet makes most of veteran stars
Hoffman brings impish charm to directorial debut
Posted: Jan 18, 2013 12:08 PM ET
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2013 6:16 PM ET
Dustin Hoffman takes advantage of the charms of a cast of veteran actors in Quartet, which is set in a rest home for aging opera stars and musicians.
Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon and Pauline Collins demonstrate that old passions never really fade as they play a group of residents hoping to give some oomph to the home's fund-raising gala.
Hoffman is making his directorial debut at 75 with Quartet and, though he's not on screen, his impish sensibility shines through.
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