Review: Song for Marion (2013)

A modest film with modest charms, SONG FOR MARION sees Terence Stamp on impressively dour form as a husband faced with the prospect of losing his wife to cancer. After the darker subject matter of earlier works like THE COTTAGE and LONDON TO BRIGHTON, director Paul Andrew Williams’ latest is – despite the subject matter – a slighter affair, and perfectly timed to capitalise on recent ‘grey pound’ hits like QUARTET and THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL. In truth, there is nothing here that hasn’t been seen many times before, but its most affecting moments can be put down to the strength of its cast, who provide much-needed dramatic ballast when the plot’s flimsiness threatens to sink it.

Full review: Song for Marion | TAKE ONE

Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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