An elderly man (Terence Stamp) is encouraged to take part in his late wife’s singing group following her death.
If you are looking for a heartwarming little film, then this is one to watch. It’s a harmless smidge of warmth, like a nice cup of tea on a wintery afternoon.
This is one of those films where the faults in the film are forgiven by its inherent warmth. Terence Stamp plays his role wonderfully and yet at the same time he still manages to convey a character warmed and moved by the singing group. In the same way, Vanessa Redgrave played her role well with a gravitas which only she could bring.
Of course the film does get a bit silly at times but this is forgivable when the film’s endearing nature overrides its faults. At the same time, I was glad they didn’t try and force a romance between Terence Stamp’s Arthur and the singing teacher, Elizabeth (Gemma Arteton). That would have made the film a bit too predictable, but then again I think this film is one of those films to watch if you want to have a good time watching a fun film for an hour and a half.
While this film is nothing special, it is still quite fun and I’m glad I watched it.
MY RATING: *** / *****