The first paragraph of a review of the movie "A Late Quartet": http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/screen/capsules/Walken-Hoffman-Make-Beautiful-Music-in-a-Late-Quartet-177670501.html The opening minutes of A Late Quartet find aging cellist Peter (Christopher Walken) reading a T.S. Eliot passage to a class, which underscores the different parts of a group adding up to a working whole. Yeah, it’s that kind of movie—which is not to say a musty vibe is an automatic demerit, or that there’s not something charming about a fussy chamber piece, particularly when the players are precise, seasoned professionals. As it happens, Walken’s character is in an esteemed string quartet with musicians played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and grouchy Russian actor Mark Ivanir. As per the T.S. Eliot, each brings their own strengths, and together they can make beautiful a piece that would likely not work with a lesser ensemble.