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Last Ball (2001)

High school is over, and everybody in the small town just up the Hudson from New York City where Jim lives has made plans and moved on everybody except Jim. While his buddies head off to ... See full summary »

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Jim
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Cathy
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Scooter
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Craig
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Valerie
Kit Flanagan ...
Mrs. Corcoran
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Bobby
Karen Shallo ...
Irma
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Mr. Corcoran
Seth Kanor ...
Eddie
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Nick
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Lauren
Bob Heffernan ...
Old Man
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Joe Corcoran
Addy McClelland ...
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High school is over, and everybody in the small town just up the Hudson from New York City where Jim lives has made plans and moved on everybody except Jim. While his buddies head off to one Ivy League college or another, Jim rejects their upwardly-mobile choices and takes a job driving for the local cab company instead, which allows him plenty of free time to hang out, drink with the locals at John's Bar & Grill, and think back on the love affair with a married woman that, for the exquisite moment it lasted, brought passion and meaning to his life. Drawing partially on events from his own life, first time writer/director Peter Callahan tells a poignant and sometimes hilarious story about what happens when life moves on and you're not quite ready to move with it. Written by <info@lastball.com>

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22 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Teleftaia balia  »

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The whole package, and then some.
23 October 2002 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

So many independent films would be great, if only the acting were better. Or the script tighter. Or if it was lighter, or heavier. Last Ball somehow brings it all together.

The acting is notably good; the emotion of so many scenes lingers with you long after the credits roll. It's beautiful to look at. It's well-directed, well-written. And most notable of all: it's a well-rounded story that is character driven and funny. It does not pander, but it sure does make you laugh.

It's so rare to get the whole deal in one film, but there it is. Last Ball delivers.


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