Name: Unfinished Song
Director: Paul Andrew Williams
Writer: Paul Andrew Williams
Runtime: 90 min.
Synopsis: A man struggles to accept the inevitable passing of his wife, who diagnosed with terminal cancer is given a month to live.
Review: This film is very honest and refreshing. A lot of people are affected by cancer either directly or indirectly, and while many people beat it, many others lose the battle. Its’ a very difficult thing to swallow, especially if you’re the main character in this film. For each sad moment there’s a happy one, and though I didn’t cry a more sensitive person (I dont’ cry often watching movies) will probably shed a tear or two as often as they laugh. Though bitter sweet, I was left smiling and feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
The best part about this movie is that it features a very large cast of 50+ aged actors. I love when I watch a movie that’s a real story with real people, and features actors who frequently aren’t featured. Even with the age difference I could relate to their very human feelings and experiences. Finding a group of people to support you in the event of loss is necessary no matter what age. If you want something real featuring people you don’t usually see in films, this is the movie for you.
On the more technical side, the writing is solid (though it has a few cheesy moments) and the visuals are enjoyable. It’s not some sort of cinematic masterpiece, but it is a very enjoyable film.
If you’re interested check out the trailer here
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Image is a still shot from the film and therefore being cited below:
Unfinished Song. Dir. Paul Andrew Williams. Perf. Terrance Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, and Gemma Arterton. Steel Mill Pictures, 2012. VUDU. Web. 13 May 2017.