Last Chance Harvey

Last Chance Harvey

Joel Hopkins (2008)

12A Certificate


Our Score
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.


A miserable New Yorker travels to London for his estranged daughter's wedding, but is devastated to find his ex-wife's new husband is to give the bride away instead of him. While trying to return home, he bumps into a woman feeling equally unfulfilled in her life, and their fledgling romance inspires them both to face up to their problems. Romantic drama, with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Joel Hopkins
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Momentum PicturesGuidance: Swearing, sexual references. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 5 Jun 2009