Quartet is like an unfinished melody. Whether the script, or Dustin Hoffman's gentile, but disjointed direction, the film seems more like series of snapshots than a story. There is little character development. It's not a bad movie but it could have been a lot better if you actually became involved with the people. Can't blame the actors, who were all terrific but a major failing was virtually zero chemistry between two of the stars, Tom Courtney and Maggie Smith, who play ex-spouses who had a bittersweet relationship and meet up years later at a retirement hotel for musicians. Kept thinking the entire time a much better match would have been Julie Andrews as the leading lady. Again, Courtney and Smith and good performers but don't look like a matched set, even for a minute. If you want a couple chuckles, some music and to see the English countryside, it's not bad.