This movie is easily broken into two parts - firstly, don't expect a sad ending - the trauma comes early on in this one and you will be hard pressed to crack a smile during the first 45 minutes as you watch the tragic effects of cancer take hold of Marion (brilliantly played by Vanessa Redgrave) as she endeavours to fulfil her dream of singing in the local pensioners choir much to the criticism of cantankerous hubby Terence Stamp (Arthur).
two of this movie does cheer up a little as Arterton manages to persuade Stamp
into taking a few singing lessons and discovering quite a knack for holding a
note and its not long before they all start to gel together, making for a
I have however, in the past been quite critical of Gemma Arterton. I've been split of recent years between not really being a a fan of her's in Quantum of Solace (playing Strawberry Fields) or Nancy Drew but on the flip side, loving her work in Prince of Persia, Wrath of the Titans and (her best role to date) Kelly, in St Trinian's. In addition - the fact that she was born and raised not more than 20 minutes from me in