Unfinished Song

2012 PG-13 1h 33m DVD

Unfinished Song

2012 PG-13 1h 33m DVD
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With his wife Marion terminally ill, 72-year-old Arthur sees a future that's nothing but grim. But when he takes Marion's place in their church's very unconventional choir, he begins to find joy in life again.
Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave, Anne Reid, Elizabeth Counsell, Ram John Holder, Bill Thomas, Orla Hill
Paul Andrew Williams
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Unfinished Song is a heart-rending dramedy about an ill woman's quest to live a little -- and her husband's lessons on how to live at all, despite huge challenges. Because a central theme of the movie is facing imminent death from cancer, it sometimes gets too intense for younger kids, though teens should be able to handle it. There are many deeply sad and affecting moments, so bring plenty of tissue. Expect some innuendo, and some of the lyrics of the songs that Marion's choir sings (to an audience that includes kids) are raunchy. Dialogue includes words like "s--t" and "bloody," and there's some smoking and drinking.

Sexual Content

Sexual innuendo. Songs about sex are sung by seniors in front of an audience that includes children.


Arguments sometimes gets loud. A son shouts at his father, and vice versa.


Occasional use of "s--t"; more frequent use of "bloody." A person shows someone the middle finger.

Social Behavior

Life will defeat you sometimes, especially when it involves losing someone you love, but you shouldn't allow yourself to be defeated. Also, cancer shouldn't get the last word by robbing you of your ability to enjoy life and the things you love. Music has a way of paving over bumps in the road -- embrace it, and let it.


One character uses an iPod.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking in a pub. One character smokes cigarettes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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