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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 10 March 2014
This film got some bad reviews when it came out. The critics disliked it because it was, to them, trite, predictable and sentimental, not to mention that it showed pensioners doing embarrassing things like wearing baseball caps backwards! I really liked it. It deals with some pretty difficult themes - death, bereavement and estrangement. Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) has a tumour and is dying. Arthur (Terence Stamp) is emotionally repressed and can't express his feelings or enjoy himself. Marion understands him but his son does not and they have been estranged for a long time. The film celebrates singing and community as a helper and healer and we see how Arthur is enabled to come to terms with his wife's death and become reconciled both with his son and with himself. The film is gentle, touching and humane and there are real life lessons for real people in it. It tells the truth. What more can one ask than to be entertained, touched and told the truth, all at the same time?
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