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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

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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Taglines:

Open your heart. Find your voice. 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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Country:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The scene where Terry sticks up the wrong fingers trying to do his rock and roll impression had to be cut from the US trailer. 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

James: What am I supposed to make of you? Every time I see you...
[shrugs his shoulders]
James: I don't know what it is I've done or not done in my life to make you so disappointed. I mean, I've achieved so many things, so many good things, but you're always disappointed. Why can't you be proud?
Arthur Harris: I am proud, son.
James: Well, you never thought once to tell me.
Arthur Harris: Well, I tell everybody.
James: Why don't you tell me?
Arthur Harris: I'm trying now.
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Connections

Featured in Song for Marion: Out Takes (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Something's Got A Hold on Me
Written by Etta James, Leroy Kirkland, and Pearl Woods © 1962
Performed by Etta James
Published by EMI Music Publishing (WP) Ltd.
Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Film for all ages
24 February 2013 | by greenheartSee 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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