Saturday, August 24 2013, 02:15 PM MDT
Movie Review: Unfinished Song
3 out of 5 Stars
Director: Andrew Williams
Starring: Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Recommended To: Those interested in seeing Terence Stamp open up a bit in a film that plays it safe to provide the expected feel-good experience.
Synopsis: Arthur (Terence Stamp) never cared for his wife’s love for the community choir, but following her death he reluctantly fills her chair and begins to understand the healing power of music when paired with a sense of belonging.
Review: Unfinished Song isn’t nearly as daring as last year’s Quartet, but it is more digestible as it travels a fairly conventional course that plays out exactly how you’d expect it to. The performances are good, particularly from Terence Stamp who shows a more tender side than I’m used to seeing. Considering director/writer Paul Andrew William has made a name for himself by making horror films it isn’t surprising that he sticks to a predictable formula. What is surprising is that he’s able to infuse Unfinished Song with a wonderful amount of warmth and heart.
-Ryan Michael Painter