UNFINISHED SONG (2012, UK)

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UNFINISHED SONG (2012, UK)

Post by Wallace on Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:39 pm

Arthur (a, now elderly but fit Terrance Stamp) is a curmudgeonly codger. He does not like it that his wife - dying of cancer - is worked up/vibrant over a spirited singing group she is a member of at the local oldfolks center.
Elizabeth A beautiful , charming young woman with no life of her own has volunteered her time to try to forge a largish group of senior citizens to become a class choir. instead of classical, she is getting them to sing pop - using styles like rock and soul which Arthur (rightly so, I think) sees as being making fun of the old and decrepit. But the oldsters are really loving making fools of themselves by belting-out thing like "Love Shack" and "I wanna have sex!"
The wife (Vanessa Redgrave) dies and the son takes it out on the father who was always cold to him.


Elizabeth finally gets to the hard-hearted Arthur when one night she turns up at his door all in tears, bemoaning that her only chance at a boyfriend just left her. That she has no young friends, only the seniors she devotes her time to.
Arthur opens up and confesses he likes to sing and considers himself to have a decent voice. But there is no way he is going to sing in front of people and make a fool of himself.

Competition time comes and the group is not allowed the opertunity to show their worth.
Beaten, the oldsters return to the bus but Arthur rises and says he's not taking this shit. He walks onto the stage just as the announcer is bringing on another group.
Arthur just stands there. (The son and granddaughter are in the audience). The group, not knowing wot else to do, meekishly come on stage. the announcer is thus forced to let them continue. they perform their (youthful) Love Shack bit, then ,closing his eyes, Arthur starts in alone on his beloved "Angel" song.

I mean, I was in tears.

Most of movie is very predictable and nothing much, but the end makes up for it all. very touching.



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Re: UNFINISHED SONG (2012, UK)

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Re: UNFINISHED SONG (2012, UK)

Post by Wallace on Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:42 pm

Aye.

You're a sensitive bloke, are you not?
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Post by Rudolph Hucker on Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:50 pm

 tough as ole boots bozo
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Re: UNFINISHED SONG (2012, UK)

Post by Wallace on Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:22 pm

You mean you don't cry for Africa?
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