Unfinished Song

Unfinished Song 2

Ah, movies about elderly British people. There has been somewhat of a groundswell of these movies over the years, with Quartet, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Ladies in Lavender and Calendar Girls. Typically, they feature Maggie Smith or Helen Mirren and show that, yes, while the Brits are thought to be stuffy, they are really crazy and fun! They also take old age by the balls by doing fun activities like posing nude or going on a wild vacay – probably with a life lesson learned along the way. Paul Andrew Williams’s Unfinished Song is yet another film falling into this “elderly British” bracket. And like the others, it features a group of oldsters doing a wacky activity and learning life lessons. It’s a syrupy yet pleasant film. Hardly the makings of a classic – there are many uncomfortable “senior-sploitation” moments and some format issues – the film rises above with good performances from its leads.

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published: 12.19.2014
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