Unfinished Song 2013 PG-13 CC

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Starring Academy Award-Winner Vanessa Redgrave, Terrence Stamp, and Gemma Arterton. A curmudgeonly old soul finds new life after his wife introduces him to a local seniors singing group.

Starring:
Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

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Unfinished Song

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Music, Comedy
Director Paul Andrew Williams
Starring Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston
Supporting actors Gemma Arterton, Barry Martin, Taru Devani, Anne Reid, Elizabeth Counsell, Ram John Holder, Denise Rubens, Arthur Nightingale, Jumayn Hunter, Christopher Eccleston, Orla Hill, Bill Thomas, Willie Jonah, Calita Rainford, Federay Holmes, Calum Sivyer, Alan Ruscoe, Sally Ann Matthews
Studio The Weinstein Company
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Wonderful movie...this movie will make you laugh, cry, and feel inspired all at once!
Sarrey
I cheered for Arthur and was happy for him as he put his life back together after a devastating loss.
Russell Fanelli
This is a very good movie and very realistically played by these actors and actresses.
Bee

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Steven I. Ramm TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 15, 2013
Format: DVD
I saw this film yesterday at the WXPN Music Film Festival in Philadelphia (coordinated by the Philadelphia Film Society). I truly enjoyed it. I'm not sure why Amazon doesn't list the two actors with major roles and well-known names - Terrence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave - in the main listing. But no big deal.

The film is basically a fictional version of the documentary "Young @ Heart" which came out a few years ago. (If you liked that film, you'll enjoy this as well.)It's about a group of British senior citizens who enter a choral competition by singing rock and heavy metal songs. It's funny and heartwarming. There is a serious back-story too which adds to the enjoying. And the music is great with Stamp performing a Billy Joel song and Celine Dion crooning a new Diane Warren-penned song over the closing credits.

I'll certainly await the DVD of this film to see what "bonus features" they added.
I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.
Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By H. F. Corbin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 10, 2013
Format: DVD
What a joy it is to see consummate actors of the calibre of Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp on the big screen. And while they may not be the youthful handsome and beautiful actors we remember from "Far From the Madding Crowd" and "Camelot," they remind us that, yes, there is still a beauty in old age. (Watching this film, I was reminded that the great photographer Imogene Cunningham published near the end of her life-- I believe she was at least 90-- beautiful photographs of old people.)

Stamp as Arthur and Redgrave as his wife Marion play two characters in the twilight of their lives and are in a word, brilliant. But Gemma Arterton as Elizabeth, the music teacher, and Christopher Eccleston as Arthur and Marion's son James give outstanding performances as well. (The tension between Arthur and his son James is palpable. And the friendship that develops between the old Arthur and the young Elizabeth is one of the pluses of the film.) The plot is simple and could have been washed out to the British sea by a lesser director (Paul Andrew Williams directs) and less than stellar acting as the actors carry the film. (Elizabeth gets a group of seniors ready to perform heavy metal music for a contest.)

I went to see this movie with some trepidation since the rumors I had heard were that it was a tearjerker and I had heard the words "too sentimental" bandied about. I worried in vain. Of course there are sad moments in this movie-- to experience Terence Stamp singing Billy Joel's "Llullabye (Goodnight, my Angel)" will make you tear up and is worth the price of admission to the movie-- but there are scenes that will make your smile as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sheryl Fechter on June 2, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Lovely. Lovely. Lovely ... I absolutely adore this movie, written and directed with tremendous heart by Paul Andrew Williams, and have viewed it several times now. It seems I cannot get enough of this well put together story of Arthur (Terrance Stamp) and his wife, Marion (Vanessa Redgrave). While he goes the way of the grouch, the seeming curmudgeon most of the time, and also the one that is difficult to get along with, Marion goes the completely other direction. She spends the small amount of time that she has left very well, she sings along with her friends in a community choir. They are practicing for an upcoming competition, including a solo from Marion, being what she is, a physically and emotionally giving person. You may recognize some of her fellow singers, as I saw some familiar faces in the choir. At the end of the film, we are delighted by a couple of musical treats, although they are quite emotional to get through, they are heartwarming and so worth it.

The choir instructor, Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton, 'Pirate Radio'), definitely has her challenges with Arthur, who never wishes to ever give an inch as far as the health of his wife goes. He wants to make sure he controls everything, doesn't want to loosen that taut grip. Hey, if you hold on hard enough, apply each and every ounce of your strength, then the something you are holding on to can never leave; Right? Elizabeth is great with how she handles the first very gruff, Arthur. She is a miracle in disguise for the up and coming adjustment he must make, and, also, helps with his estranged son, James (Christopher Eccleston), whom Arthur doesn't ever have much time for, but must start including in his life.

This musical group is full of the elderly sect, and they choose one eclectic list of songs to sing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on October 5, 2013
Format: DVD
Unfinished Song is filled with a predictable and emotionally manipulative material, handled with such grace and dignity by the cast and director that I was constantly surprised by the film's ability to move me. Utilizing music and melodrama in such a way that is never overwrought or exaggerated for effect, Unfinished Song is mild entertainment which creeps up on you in profoundly unexpected ways. Even the supporting characters feel very natural, making it very difficult to notice when anyone is "acting."

Terence Stamp heads up the cast as Arthur, a cranky old man who has become accustomed to his habits and routines with the only person he opens up to, his wife (Vanessa Redgrave). When cancer threatens to take that foundation from Arthur, she suddenly joins an elderly singing group. Arthur is pulled into the group, finding solace in the friendship of the group's young teacher, Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton). Unfinished Song is a film about grief, but manages to keep a light touch on the material.

The music in Unfinished Song is simple but effective, never appearing too polished or unbelievable. There is more heart than talent in the voices, but that works wonders for the sincerity of the film's story. We are not meant to be blown away by the vocal abilities, but instead get swept up in the openness with which they sing their song.

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