UNFINISHED SONG is the funny and uplifting story of Arthur (Terence Stamp), a curmudgeonly old soul perfectly content with sticking to his dull daily routine until his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) introduces him to a spirited local singing group led by the youthful and charming Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton). This unexpected friendship and his discovery of music revitalizes Arthur’s passion for new adventures and shows us all life should be celebrated at any age.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
It may be hokum, but it gets to you.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 06.20.2013
The movie works mostly because of the artistry of its stellar cast and heartfelt script by writer-director Paul Andrew Williams.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 06.20.2013
[It] doesn't earn its sentimentalism; instead it rolls through a series of cliched life lessons that never come close to exploring the film's emotional territory with any depth or commitment.Tomas Hachard, NPR, 06.20.2013
Get out your handkerchiefs for an unabashed tearjerker that has some surprisingly potent moments. Buried in all the shameless sentiment is a touching family story, and good performances from veterans Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave.Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, 06.27.2013