Following the box office success of The Best Marigold Hotel last year, it seems as though Paul Andrew Williams‘ light, feel-good drama Unfinished Song is trying to strike a similar demographic. Premiering during Toronto International Film Festival under the titled Song For Marion, the UK film had was received with little fanfare, but now we have a new theatrical trailer following an early festival version. Although the cast is impressive with Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton and Christopher Eccleston, this story of a senior citizen choir group doesn’t seem quite up my alley. Check it out below and let us know what you think.
A wonderfully, heart-warming story of a loving marriage between grumpy pensioner Arthur (Terence Stamp) and the ever-cheerful Marion (Vanessa Redgrave).
Cantankerous but doting husband Arthur does not share his wife Marion’s passion for performing. While she is happy to sing her heart out with the unconventional local choir, Arthur would prefer to hide himself away and complain about how embarrassing it all is.
But when heartbreak strikes, Arthur is forced to re-think his outlook on life. With the steady perseverance of choir director Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton), Arthur begins to find a way to come out of his shell and in the process forms a touching relationship with Elizabeth as well as a desire to build bridges with his estranged son James (Christopher Eccleston).
Song For Marion hits theaters February 8th.
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