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Unfinished Song (2012)

Song for Marion (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 22 February 2013 (UK)
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Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.
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Barry Martin ...
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Sujantha
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Brenda
Elizabeth Counsell ...
Cheryl
Ram John Holder ...
Charlie
Denise Rubens ...
Marge
Arthur Nightingale ...
Terry
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Jennifer
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Bill
Willie Jonah ...
Robert
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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 Anonymous

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Open your heart. Find your voice. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and rude gestures | See all certifications »

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22 February 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Unfinished Song  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$25,728 (USA) (21 June 2013)

Gross:

$1,697,294 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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Trivia

Premier title at TIFF 2012 was 'Song for Marion'. See more »

Goofs

From the end credits: In at least two instances, the word "assistant" is misspelled a-s-s-i-t-a-n-t. See more »

Quotes

Marion: What makes a song beautiful is not always the quality of the voice but the distance that voice has had to travel.
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Featured in Song for Marion: Interviews (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Ace of Spades
Written by Fast Eddie Clarke, Lemmy, and Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor © 1980
Performed by The OAP'Z
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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2 July 2013 | by (Kansas City, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this show as a screening several months ago, but under the title "Song for Marion." At the time, I told several people about it and recommended it when it came out in wide release.

It reminded me of the 2007 documentary "Young@Heart," where an older group of people form a choir and sing rock and pop music.

This movie follows the lives of an elderly couple (Marion and Arthur played by Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp), their son (Christopher Eccleston) and granddaughter, and the senior adults in a choir led by a young woman (Gemma Arterton), who encourages them to sing pop and rock favorites. At the beginning of the movie, Marion is already in the choir and attempts to get the loving, but sometimes curmudgeonly, Arthur to join.

While the plot was predictable, the characters still warm the heart. The songs selected were terrific, especially when you see the choir members reactions to some of them. It was fun to watch the characters' progression as time went on. Performances by all were amazing!


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