Unfinished Song (Song for Marion) Movie Reviews
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I know this film was super sentimental and it will not appeal to a large audience but I totally loved it and I think it is definitely worth seeing it in the theaters. THe film is very sweet and interesting and the production value is simply wonderful. THe message is strong and clear and the acting is stellar, the cast definitely made this film better and it was a real pleasure to watch them do their thing. This film is a real tear-jerker and if you don’t really like films like that I do not think you should see this one. Overall, the sentiments expressed in the film are sincere and the cast is great, therefore I think this film is worth seeing in the theaters.
"Unfinished Song" brought tears to my eyes! It reminded me so much of my father's struggle as he got older, getting angrier with each passing day because he didn't like what time was doing to him. Forgetting names is one thing; but forgetting what makes life beautiful and worth living is another. The writer and director of this movie really captured the tragedy of getting older without doing it in an overly heavy handed way. They treat the subject with the right mix of humor and sensitivity, The performances are also sterling, notably Gemma Arterton as the young lady who rekindles life in the elderly people she assembles into the chorus. I also loved loved LOOOOVED the entire British cast. I dunno what it is, but nearly every British actor I can think of is just superb. The leads in this movie are perfectly matched and share a brilliant chemistry. Kudos to all.
It's a pity that movies about old people seldom grab the attention that deserve. For whatever reason, we only like to see young people on screen even though they're not as rich or interesting as their elderly counterparts. This movie brings to life so many of the amazing things that happen to all of us as we get older, especially in terms of losing our hope for something better. The main character in the film becomes an old curmudgeon because he has lost the ability to see or hear beauty around him; age has robbed him of what he once knew. But now that he has found a chorus where he can express himself and relearn how to appreciate the beauty in others he can rejoin civilized society. I think this is an important lesson that I've seen occur in real life. This is a great family movie and everyone from the youngest grandkid to their great grandparent should see it together.
I have a feeling that this is going to be this year's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". This is a movie about British seniors who find themselves in circ**stances they hadn't anticipated in old age but from which there is no escape. Some, of course, take to senility better than others, as exemplified by the character of Arthur who is an old grump. Remember Grumpy Old Men? Well he is the GRUMPIEST OLD MAN EVER! You don't want to cross him. So his wife enrolls him in a local choir where the young lady who leads it is sort of a goddess/enchantress. He becomes smitten with her - not sexually, but emotionally - and begins to believe in life and its wonders again. I honestly believe that this has a great shot at being nominated for Best Picture (just as Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was) and I suspect it will inspire as much word-of-mouth praise. A must see.