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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Maggie Smith
Tom Courtenay
Pauline Collins
Billy Connolly
Directors
Dustin Hoffman
Screenwriters
Ronald Harwood
Running Time
99 minutes

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Dustin Hoffman picks up the baton


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Plot
Beecham House, a grand country pile where former opera singers live out their retirements, is playing host to a concert in celebration of Verdi's birthday. But the arrival of one of the residents' ex-wife, a diva named Jean (Smith), brings chaos in tow.


Verdict
A frothy and often charming directorial effort from Hoffman, his first in a Hollywood career that's spanned five decades, that will keep Downton fans happy.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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