Song for Marion

Song for Marion

Song for Marion

Set in London, this geriatric comedy drama stars Terence Stamp as a shy, grumpy pensioner who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) to join a highly unconventional local choir led by Gemma Arterton.

At odds with his son James (Christopher Eccleston), it is up to Elizabeth (Arterton) to try and persuade Arthur (Stamp) that he can learn to embrace life, using music as a way to battle his grumbling persona.

2012Rating: PG, Coarse language and sexual references93 minsUK
ComedyDramaMusicRomance
87%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A sentimental tearjerker targeted at the over-50s who made "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" a box office hit.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

There may be the odd bum note but Williams' film is largely on song and full of genuine, heartfelt emotion. Stamp's masterclass in melancholy is something to behold.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Even though we know where the film's going, it still manages to give the tear-ducts a workout.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Grit-meister Paul Andrew Williams switches to the key of C major for a commercial crowdpleaser about a seniors' choir.

3.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Too emotionally manipulative, but not without its moments of real tenderness and warmth.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Redgrave and Stamp have a touching, mismatched chemistry, and in their hands the marriage described in Williams's script feels lived-in and real.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With Redgrave on top form and the story's moving take on devotion in the face of death, your tear ducts will be powerless to resist.

3.0
0

I don't know which was made first and which countries got them first, but if you've seen one 'Quartet', you've seen them all, right? 'Song for Marion' follows Arthur (Terence Stamp), a miserable old lump who is the husband to Marion (Redgrave), a terminally ill old lady who still likes to participate in her local senior's choir. We all know that Marion's...

2.0
0

Writer/director Paul Andrew Williams did his market study very well. Obviously aiming to cash up on the grey dollars, it is a safe, flat ... dare I say it, boring film, but the audience it is aimed at loves it. Most want safe, easy watching fluff ... and that's what they're getting here. I want cinematic experience ... in my opinion this should have gone...

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A sentimental tearjerker targeted at the over-50s who made "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" a box office hit.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

There may be the odd bum note but Williams' film is largely on song and full of genuine, heartfelt emotion. Stamp's masterclass in melancholy is something to behold.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Even though we know where the film's going, it still manages to give the tear-ducts a workout.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Grit-meister Paul Andrew Williams switches to the key of C major for a commercial crowdpleaser about a seniors' choir.

3.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Too emotionally manipulative, but not without its moments of real tenderness and warmth.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Redgrave and Stamp have a touching, mismatched chemistry, and in their hands the marriage described in Williams's script feels lived-in and real.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With Redgrave on top form and the story's moving take on devotion in the face of death, your tear ducts will be powerless to resist.

3.0
0

I don't know which was made first and which countries got them first, but if you've seen one 'Quartet', you've seen them all, right? 'Song for Marion' follows Arthur (Terence Stamp), a miserable old lump who is the husband to Marion (Redgrave), a terminally ill old lady who still likes to participate in her local senior's choir. We all know that...

2.0
0

Writer/director Paul Andrew Williams did his market study very well. Obviously aiming to cash up on the grey dollars, it is a safe, flat ... dare I say it, boring film, but the audience it is aimed at loves it. Most want safe, easy watching fluff ... and that's what they're getting here. I want cinematic experience ... in my opinion this should have gone...

1.0
0