Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, this charming comedy/drama, set in a British retirement home that caters to musicians, finds opera singers Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, and Tom Courtenay preparing for an annual performance marking Giuseppe Verdi's birthday. Newly arrived resident Maggie Smith refuses to join their ensemble─which could have something to do with the icy relationship between her and ex-husband Courtenay. Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith co-star. 98 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French; Subtitles: Engish (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary by Hoffman; featurettes.