Welcome back for the exciting, romantic conclusion to my fantasy chick flick, An Unexpected Song, starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis, Sophie Okenedo and Emily Blunt. Directed by J.J. Abrams.
Act 2: Summers By The Sea
Young Allegra is curious about her father and knows he must be white because of the way she looks. Allegra loves music and asks Miriam for piano lesson. One day in a record store she hears one of Duncan’s recordings and begs her mother to buy it for her. Allegra sees an ad on TV about an upcoming concert by her favorite artist. Her grandfather surprises her with front row center seats.
Miriam’s 2nd novel tells the story of Miriam and Duncan’s marriage and their life London. Duncan is understandably upset that he was not told about his daughter, until Miriam explains Chloe’s deception. Duncan and Chloe never married. In fact, he broke up with her and started to work on his own music until his contract was over with the orchestra.
In the years that follow, Duncan tours as a solo artist, while Miriam works on her ‘real’ novel. They are one big happy family now. Especially when Miriam becomes pregnant with their son at the age of 46. Complications arise, the baby dies and Miriam cannot have any more children. Duncan is inconsolable and starts drinking. His work suffers and he and Miriam argue constantly. Refusing to raise her daughter with a drunk, tells Duncan he will never be the man she fell in love with until he plays the kind of music that makes him happy. Only then can he be his own man and free himself of his guilt.
Miriam leaves Duncan and takes her daughter back to New York to finish her book. Realizing how much the loss of his parents as well as his son has affected, Duncan sobers up and starts composing a musical. A clean and sober Duncan heads to New York with the completed score of Happily As Long as It Last in hand hoping get it produced on Broadway and that Miriam will take him back.
Who Am I?
Allegra asks her grandpa, Jerry why he didn’t want her mother and father to be married. Was it really because of his race? And if so, did he love her, even though she was partially white. Jerry explains about the times and how things were different then, but he loved his grand-daughter dearly, not matter what color she was. Allegra returns to rehearsals with a new vigor for her role.
Happily As Long As it Last: A Musical by Duncan St. James
The musical version Miriam and Duncan’s love story is about a young couple, Mimi and Jamie who come from different backgrounds, but find love despite all obstacles.
Months later, the show opens on Broadway and as she takes the stage, Allegra see her parents (the older Miriam and Duncan) holding hand in the audience. Still happily in love after 30 years of marriage.
What do you think? Would you pay to see this movie? And not just because Hugh Jackman will have long hair, dripping wet and love-sick in Italy.
Note to J. J. Abrams: Contact me. I think this movie would be a big hit.