#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – “Song for Marion”, a London-set comedic drama, is about shy, grumpy pensioner Arthur who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James, it is left to charismatic choir director Elizabeth to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life. Arthur must confront the undercurrents of his own grumbling persona as he embarks on a hilarious, life-affirming journey of musical self discovery.
Plot: Arthur is a grumpy pensioner who can’t understand why his wife Marion would want to embarrass herself singing silly songs with her unconventional local choir. But choir director Elizabeth sees something special in the reluctant Arthur and refuses to give up on him. As she coaxes him out of his shell, Arthur realizes that it is never too late to change.
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Film for all ages
We had the choice of seeing this or Die Hard 27 or whatever we’re up to now. Chose this & what a delight it turned out to be. A very simple story. A group of OAP’s, sorry OAPz (It’s more street!) are taught to sing current pop songs by a young music teacher and entered into a choir competition. Marion is a member of this choir but desperately ill with cancer and her grumpy husband tries to stop her going s he fears it is too much for her. I won’t add any spoilers as to how the plot progresses. You will laugh, my wife cried for about an hour constantly and took out my handkerchief, it will tap into relationships and make you think about what you have yourself. It will ensure you never listen to ‘Ace of spades’ again! Terence Stamp, not a favourite actor of mine, was just brilliant and spot on with his grumpy old man performance. Vanessa Redgrave just gives a beautiful, touching master class. Christopher Eccleston is gritty as ever and Gemma Arterton as the plucky, strong willed young teacher just makes you smile throughout. The cast of the choir also all have their priceless moment. This may not be for everyone but there is something in it for everyone and although it may appeal to the older market, the message is equally strong for all age groups.
While not particularly believable, it is entertaining.
Marion and Arthur are an oddly matched couple. Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) is a sweet old lady and Arthur (Terence Stamp) is a nasty and thoroughly unlikable old misanthrope. Marion is also dying from cancer. However, this isn’t destroying her spirit and she spends what time she has left singing with a senior center choir. As for Arthur, he’s very sad she’s dying, as he does love her but he shows absolutely no love for anyone or anything else.
When Marion dies, Arthur is understandably lost and alone by his own choice and actions. However, the leader of the choir, Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton) makes an effort to try to connect with this old jerk. Eventually, she does and after a while she even gets him to come to choir practice. But he’s still proud and a grouch. So what’s next?
The film is enjoyable and it’s a two or three Kleenex sort of film. However, based on my own personal experience with family and as a psychotherapist, Arthur’s change came way too fast and it was hard to believe a 70-something old man would that suddenly stop being the creep he was his entire life. I think the film would have been more memorable and effective had the change been much slower in coming. But, if you can ignore this, it is a nice film. By the way, I noticed that the summary called this movie ‘hilarious’. Whoever wrote that has a very sick sense of what’s hilarious!!! It’s mildly funny in parts but is really NOT a comedy.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music
Director Paul Andrew Williams
Writer Paul Andrew Williams
Actors Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston
Country United Kingdom, Germany
Awards 3 wins & 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT
Laboratory DeLuxe, London, UK (rushes and prints), Flow Works GmbH Germany (on-line dailies: Egoli Tossell Film)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A