The first trailer for the comedy-drama Unfinished Song has been released online. The story takes place in London and centers on a grumpy retiree (Terrence Stamp) who reluctantly joins a local choir made up of elderly folk at the behest of his wife (Vanessa Redgrave). Gemma Arterton plays the upbeat choir director, and the trailer promises all the staples of a Hallmark movie. The cast isn’t bad so it’s possible that the full film isn’t as saccharine as it looks, but the trailer doesn’t exactly give me hope.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Christopher Eccleston. Unfinished Song opens on February 8th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Unfinished Song:
Unfinished Song is a London-set comedic drama, about grumpy pensioner Arthur (Terence Stamp) who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James (Christopher Eccleston) it is left to choir director Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton) 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.