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"Song for Marion", a London-set comedic drama, is about shy, grumpy pensioner Arthur who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James, it is left to charismatic choir director Elizabeth to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life. Arthur must confront the undercurrents of his own grumbling persona as he embarks on a hilarious, life-affirming journey of musical self discovery. Written by
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Céline Dion
Published by Realsongs (ASCAP)
Produced by Kyle Townsend
Track and Background vocal engineered by Mario Lucy at Realsongs Céline Dion's vocal engineered by Francois Lalonde and Mark Everton Gray at Studio at the Palms Céline Dion's vocal recorded at Studio at the Palms
Background vocal by Jessi Collins at Realsongs
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The plot is simple enough about love and loss and old folks finding joy in music, but it is so much more. This is a film for anyone who has ever loved, lost, or been less than perfect. In other words, it is a film for everyone. All the reviewers have mentioned the stellar performances by the lead actors and that is definitely true. This film does deserve awards for acting and directing. Vanessa is brilliant and Terence Stamp has come full circle from his "give us a song, Billy" days and has shown his magic has not diminished. I saw the film a few hours ago and I am still crying. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I almost missed it because it is in very limited release. This is crazy. There is so much fantasy and stupidity in films today, but an honest and important film like this just slips through the cracks.
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