Unfinished Song (Song for Marion) Synopsis
A wonderfully, heart-warming story of a loving marriage between grumpy pensioner Arthur and the ever-cheerful Marion.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Stamp's award-caliber performance as a closed-off man on the brink of turning into stone is a miracle of subtlety and feeling. This is...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Unfinished Song moves too slowly for its own good (mourning is doubly taxing in a country where it’s always raining), but it’s a great...
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Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
[Terence Stamp] and Vanessa Redgrave, as well as supporting actors Christopher Eccleston and Gemma Arterton, raise Paul Andrew Williams’s...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It’s not exactly giving away anything to reveal that Stamp also sings three numbers in Unfinished Song — the last one so stirring that you...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
In the end, then, just Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp and those voices – their solos contain this picture like carved book-ends,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The movie works mostly because of the artistry of its stellar cast and heartfelt script by writer-director Paul Andrew Williams.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
There’s not too much sentiment, but not too little, either. Just enough to make you feel misty-eyed in a way that doesn’t necessarily...
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Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Shamelessly manipulative, it's a highly effective if not very good film, its success entirely due to the talents of its cast. They bring...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The movie, originally titled “Song for Marion,” has more emotional clout than you might reasonably expect from a piece of inspirational...
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Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Unfinished Song is a movie so geared toward hitting its spots, it amounts to emotional Muzak rather than something truly played live.
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Unfinished Song

By ravesandhowls
Yes, it was a tear jerker. Yes, he said he was sorry too frequently. But this was a great film. It was an inspiring, very accurate depiction of aging and all of its vicissitudes, and the mix of...

Disabled Seniors and Sex

By hedgesd
My goodness! There is so much love in this movie, right down to the set design. The shabby wallpaper is as beautiful old, as it was when it was new. More beautiful now that it, and the characters...

An emotional story that hit home

This movie is well done. The characters are vivid, opinionated, at odds, and alive. That being said, the movie also digs deeps and hurts. One of these emotional heart-breakers every 6 months or so is...

Yes and no. Well, no and yes.

By phochs1172
The acting is superb. The script, not so much. Another one of those "Hey you, get offa my lawn" types finds meaning in...well, in something-or-other. I've kind of had it with pretty young things...

Bring the tissues

By aaronncsu
I cried more than I have at most movies...

Definitely worth seeing.

By charmed14
A sappy feel-good film that is actually very good. Humorous at times, sad at times, and well acted throughout...but the story did feel a bit condensed to me....

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Pleasant Afternoon

By mozart1
Nicely done; well-acted; a little unrealistic musically; expected ending. If you have nothing else to do, it's a nice film....

If you don't cry you're dead

By Messdad
Brilliant film. Stamp and Redgrave are a perfect match. It helps if you have a heart....

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Rated PG-13 | For for some sexual references and rude gestures
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