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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:
Terence Stamp ... Arthur
Vanessa Redgrave ... Marion
Gemma Arterton ... Elizabeth
Barry Martin Barry Martin ... Timothy
Taru Devani Taru Devani ... Sujantha
Anne Reid ... Brenda
Elizabeth Counsell ... Cheryl
Ram John Holder Ram John Holder ... Charlie
Denise Rubens Denise Rubens ... Marge
Arthur Nightingale Arthur Nightingale ... Terry
Jumayn Hunter ... Steven
Christopher Eccleston ... James
Orla Hill ... Jennifer
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas ... Bill
Willie Jonah Willie Jonah ... Robert
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Storyline

"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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Unfinished Song See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,728, 23 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,697,294, 29 September 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song Sujantha sings at Marion's funeral was not in the original script. Paul Andrew Williams decided to use it in the film after he heard Taru Devani sing it during auditions for choir members. 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

Elizabeth: I was engaged for a couple of years to a fly boy, a pilot. Never commit yourself to a man in uniform, Arthur, especially if he's surrounded by lots of air hostesses.
Arthur Harris: All men are shits, aren't they?
Elizabeth: I look forward to meeting one who isn't. Present company excluded.
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Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 20 February 2013 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Honestly the Best Film I Have Ever Watched!
2 February 2013 | by bethany-lewisSee all my reviews

I am 16 years old and therefore someone who should typically prefer Pitch Perfect to a movie starring pensioners. And I loved Pitch Perfect. But Pitch Perfect only made me laugh. Not cry. I prefer movies that do both. And this film was one of those. One minute I was roaring with laughter and the next my mum rushed into the room wondering if I'd broken my ankle. This is probably the most fantastic movies of all time, and certainly the most underrated. A story about family, living life to the full and trying out something new -- life might just surprise you. I now feel so much better about life -- I know not to get anything for granted, particularly life, and even if people laugh at me, so what if they're laughing at me for doing something I enjoy? Great acting from Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Eccleston and Gemma Arterton. Other members of cast portrayed convincing characters too.

So if you haven't seen this movie, I recommend you watch it now. If you're 45, ask a 12 year old and a 90 year old to watch it too...I'm sure it'll be smiles all round.


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