If the prospect of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken in one place doesn’t grab you, and you’re uninterested in classical music, there’s probably not much that can be said about this film that will draw you out. It’s a sombre chamber piece about family dynamics, relationships, retirement and mortality, using Beethoven’s Opus 131 string quartet as its ‘key’.
A woman with an exuberant Australian accent has picked up the phone. “Oh my god!” She laughs, “Sorry, can you just wait – can you just give me like two seconds while I put some clothes on?” She giggles. “Sorry I’m on Adelaide time, I thought I had another hour! Just one sec – I’ve got to find a top…”