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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Arthur
... Marion
... Elizabeth
Barry Martin ... Timothy
Taru Devani ... Sujantha
... Brenda
Elizabeth Counsell ... Cheryl
Ram John Holder ... Charlie
Denise Rubens ... Marge
Arthur Nightingale ... Terry
... Steven
... James
... Jennifer
... 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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Music is the cure for the common crank... 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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Unfinished Song  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$25,728, 23 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,697,294, 29 September 2013
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Terence Stamp said in an interview that one of the great regrets of his life is that he turned down the offer to play Arthur in Camelot (1967) (the role went to Richard Harris ) because he was afraid his singing voice would be dubbed. When the offer came to play another character called Arthur, who also had to sing, forty years later, he still had the same fears, but he decided that he would face them and accepted. His co-star Vanessa Redgrave played the female lead in Camelot (1967)_. See more »

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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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Arthur Harris: You lot are all lunatics. What will people think when they hear you singing this?
Elizabeth: It's only a song, Arthur. It's about sex. Oh, dear. People do still have it, you know.
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Let's Talk about Sex
Written by Hurby Luv Bug Azor (CA)
Performed by The OAP'Z
© 1990 WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Sons of K-oss Music, Inc.(ASCAP)
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Film for all ages
24 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

We had the choice of seeing this or Die Hard 27 or whatever we're up to now. Chose this & what a delight it turned out to be. A very simple story. A group of OAP's, sorry OAPz (It's more street!) are taught to sing current pop songs by a young music teacher and entered into a choir competition. Marion is a member of this choir but desperately ill with cancer and her grumpy husband tries to stop her going s he fears it is too much for her. I won't add any spoilers as to how the plot progresses. You will laugh, my wife cried for about an hour constantly and took out my handkerchief, it will tap into relationships and make you think about what you have yourself. It will ensure you never listen to 'Ace of spades' again! Terence Stamp, not a favourite actor of mine, was just brilliant and spot on with his grumpy old man performance. Vanessa Redgrave just gives a beautiful, touching master class. Christopher Eccleston is gritty as ever and Gemma Arterton as the plucky, strong willed young teacher just makes you smile throughout. The cast of the choir also all have their priceless moment. This may not be for everyone but there is something in it for everyone and although it may appeal to the older market, the message is equally strong for all age groups.


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