Last Chance Harvey

  • 12
  • Joel Hopkins (2008)
  • US
  • 89 min
Last Chance Harvey
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson lend some weight to this otherwise unchallenging romantic comedy about an awkward midlife attraction. When New Yorker Harvey Shine (Hoffman) heads to London to attend the wedding of his estranged daughter, he strikes up an unexpected friendship with Kate Walker (Thompson), a cautious spinster burdened with a highly strung mother (Eileen Atkins). The misfortunes each has endured in their lives may carry too many pity points, but their encounter still manages to charm. This is a traditional, sweet and polite comedy without sex, nudity or any lewdness and is guaranteed not to offend. It's meant for hopeless romantics, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. American jingle writer Harvey Shine is in London for his daughter Susan's wedding. But his job and divorce from remarried ex-wife Jean have left him estranged from Susan, so when he discovers that Jean's husband is to give Susan away, there seems little point in sticking around. However, an encounter with Kate Walker leads to 24 hours that the couple will never forget.

Cast and crew

Cast

Harvey Shine
Dustin Hoffman
Kate Walker
Emma Thompson
Maggie
Eileen Atkins
Susan
Liane Balaban
Brian
James Brolin
Jean
Kathy Baker
Marvin
Richard Schiff
Peter Turner
Michael Landes
Andrew
Alex Avery
Simon
Patrick Baladi

Crew

Director
Joel Hopkins

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Momentum Pictures
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 5 Jun 2009
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Technicolor Home Entertainment Services .
Categories
Drama

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