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On the road to Lake Tahoe, a stressed out young executive meets a woman who forever changes his life. Shot in the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains, "The Last Place On Earth" is a funny, ... See full summary »

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On the road to Lake Tahoe, a stressed out young executive meets a woman who forever changes his life. Shot in the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains, "The Last Place On Earth" is a funny, moving film about food, passion, love and a one eared dog. Written by Gina Meyers

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and nudity
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The depth of a coloring book.
14 April 2006 | by (Riverside, Ca.) – See all my reviews

Giving this film a 3 may have been an act of generosity. I feel compelled to start with the positive. I was rooked into seeing this film on Showtime out of idle curiosity that seemed to be paying off quickly. The first scene was a well-shot hospital scene that turned out to feature a completely unrecognizable Phyllis Diller turning in a performance that I found to be really intriguing. I thought I had stumbled onto a gorgeous indie film.

It's as though a good cinematographer's nephew wrote a screenplay and the cinematographer had no choice but to help him make it. I feel compelled to write here everything wrong with this film. The bad decisions are myriad. It's well photographed and that's IT. The story is one of the most hackneyed pieces of boy meets doomed girl tripe ever filmed. The lack of self-awareness in this film is embarrassing.

I have tried writing all of the horrible decisions made here and I am overwhelmed. I've erased them all and tried to restart a dozen times. I'm simply forcing myself to stop trying to justify how bad this film is. I WOULD recommend showing this thing to film school students. I might even buy a copy. It's a genius example of how film making can have all the correct components but be torn apart by the lack of ability of the film maker. This is indulgent wish fulfillment gone to monstrous excess. Scene after scene, this turkey rewrites the book on bad directing. Ed Wood never knew HOW to make a movie. Director Slocom read the book on how to make a film and then gleefully threw it aside.


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