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I am having so much fun… a man is telling an elderly Scottish woman he works for fixing things that in his spare time he is working on an old water boiler. 183 more words

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Quartet

A trio of retired opera singers’ annual celebration of Verdi’s birthday sours when their estranged fourth member shows up but refuses to sing. (Netflix)

I saw the cast for this and was like Dumbledore and McGonagall are in this it has to be brilliant. 179 more words

Quartet (2012)

One of the nicest things in the entire movie was realizing in the closing credits that the film actually used a lot of actual elderly musical stars of the past, made obvious by the then-and-now photos. 198 more words

Watched Movie

With more than 70 plays under his belt, American writer Israel Horovitz makes his directorial feature film debut with My Old Lady.

Adapted from his 2002 play, the dramatic comedy brings together the indelible talents of Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas. 315 more words

Movie Matters

Nano Num-Nums no. 16

Olivia Coleman has a string of excellent parts behind her. A personal favourite is her role in Twenty Twelve which ran in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics and took the mick out of the Olympic Delivery Authority (called Olympic Deliverance) in the run up to the Games. 240 more words

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Review: My Old Lady

Title:                         My Old Lady

Certificate:               12A

Director:                   Israel Horowitz

Major Players:         Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristen Scott Thomas

Out Of Five:             3.5

It’s about time we were reminded that Maggie Smith can do more than play dowager duchesses with razor sharp tongues.  641 more words

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