Vanessa Redgrave and Stamp in “Unfinished Song.”
Heartbreaking, too. There may not be many dry eyes when Marion (Redgrave), plucky and ebullient despite being confined to a wheelchair with cancer, sings Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” to her grumpy husband, Arthur, played by Stamp. Or in a later scene when Stamp reciprocates with Billy Joel’s “Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel),” though under different circumstances. They are an extreme example of the saying that opposites attract: She is bursting with joie de vivre, while his face is blank and bitter, crossed with remote feelings like sunlight and shadow across a bleak landscape.