Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Exquisite MUSIC, superb cast ably Directed byYaron Zilberman. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, and Mark Ivanir play the members of a marvelous and successful string quartet. The young (age 23) Imogen Poots plays the daughter of Keener and Hoffman. This drama, perhaps I should really call it a melodrama, was simply marvelous. It actually brought me in tears in parts. Walken's character discovers he is in the early stages of Parkinson's disease. The film has drama, some humor (not a lot) and emphasizes the intensity of the dedication and concentration of true musicians. Excellent film.