After a classical string quartet's 25 years of success, Peter, the cellist and oldest member, decides that he must retire when he learns he has Parkinson's Disease. For the others, that announcement proves a catalyst for letting their hidden resentments come to the surface while the married members' daughter has disruptive desires of her own. All this threatens to tear the group apart even as they are famous for playing Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14, opus 131, a piece that is played non-stop no matter how life interferes.
Philip Seymour Hoffman....Robert Gelbart
Catherine Keener....Juliette Gelbart
Imogen Poots....Alexandra Gelbart
Wallace Shawn....Gideon Rosen
Mark Ivanir....Daniel Lerner
Madhur Jaffrey....Dr. Nadir
Nina Lee....Nina Lee
Anne Sofie von Otter....Miriam
Jasmine Hope Bloch....Cello Student
Rebeca Tomas....Flamenco dancer
Marty Krzywonos....Cab Driver
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