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Vanessa Redgrave stars in this warm-hearted comedy drama about love, grief and finding your voice.

She’s outgoing, terminally ill Marion, whose enthusiastic involvement in a choir drives the story, while Terence Stamp is her grumpy, taciturn husband.

They’re glorious together and Christopher Eccleston, as their son, and Gemma Arterton, as the cheery choirmaster, add plenty of depth.

Although unashamedly manipulative and cheesy in parts, the film is so tender and generous and its stars so affecting that it’s easy to forgive the odd bum note.