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

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$1,697,294 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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From the end credits: In at least two instances, the word "assistant" is misspelled a-s-s-i-t-a-n-t. See more »

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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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All These Years
Written by Paul Osborne, Spencer Chisham, and Torq Pagdin
Performed by The Perishers
Published by Copyright Control
Master recording courtesy of The Perishers
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Simply a Gem of a Film
27 July 2013 | by (River Forest, Illinois) – See all my reviews

There wasn't a dry eye in the house when we saw Unfinished Song tonight. It's a shame there were only about 50 people in the theater who got to see this gem of a film. Terrance Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave give Oscar caliber performances while Gemma Arterton just charms everybody (and she is incredibly beautiful without all the glamour make up that makes her look like every other starlet in her publicity photos posted here at IMDb). While the film certainly touches the heart of any baby boomer who sees it, I can't help but think that it will move anybody of any age who has a heart. I'm not going to suggest that it's one of the great films of the 21st Century, but it is a very entertaining and extremely moving film that is driven by its characters and story rather than mindless CGI etc. It's a welcome reprieve from a summer of lousy blockbusters. But bring some Kleenex because you'll need it, but in an ultimately happy way.


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