True loves, new loves, and music

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Foreign Film Friday is back! I have two wonderful British movies for you today in honor of Valentines Day.

Quartet, Alica Mckenna-Johnson, Maggie Smith, Billy Conolly

Quartet

With the cast of Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Conolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, and a ton of amazingly talented musicians there is now way this movie could be bad. Set in a retirement home for musician Quaret is filled with music, wonderfully quirky characters, Diva’s trying to hold onto their fame, and a few trying to hold onto their dignity and age with grace.

I fell in love with the characters, the music, and the love story. This is such a sweet movie and it makes me want to stay in shape so my ‘golden years’ can be filled with fun and causing nursing home staff all kinds of trouble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alica Mckenna-Johnson, Terence Stamp, Christopher Eccleston, Unfinished Song

Unfinished Song

Okay get out the soft tissues because this movie is a tear jerker, staring Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton, and Christopher Ecceleston.

This movie focuses on a seniors choir as they practice and enter local competitions, the songs picked are so funny and the joy on the faces of the singers contagious. Terence Stamp’s character, Arthur is grumpy and thinks the whole thing silly, but once his wife passes away and he’s is left along with out any idea what to do with his life he them as a way to honor his wife and find some joy in life.

I cried a lot, some from sadness other tears with joy.

For some reason I can’t see to load a second youtube video, but go check out the trailer!

 

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