Terence Stamp
Movie review: 'Unfinished Song' hits all the rote notes
Movie review: 'Unfinished Song' hits all the rote notes

If last year's quietly wrenching Oscar-winner "Amour" revealed the artistic heights achievable by a story of lifetime love and imminent death, "Unfinished Song" reveals an all-too-common middlebrow miasma of easy tears and microwaved warmth. Much like a critic faced with one too many movies like this, cranky pensioner Arthur (Terence Stamp) thinks of the eccentric, ebullient choir practice his ailing wife (Vanessa Redgrave) goes to at the senior center as a waste of time. Perky choir director Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton) sees a crooning wallflower in bottled-up Arthur, however, and well, well, well, there's an upcoming singing competition where he could prove...