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Fitzgerald (2002)
"Last Call" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  25 May 2002 (USA)
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Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.

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Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.

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Bartender: [places seven glasses half full of booze in front of Fitzgerald] There you go.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Thank you.
Bartender: You know if I let you drink all those, you're going to end up in big trouble.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: I know. A word to the wise
[points to his eye and then at him]
F. Scott Fitzgerald: [starts downing each glass in one breath]
F. Scott Fitzgerald: [after drinking three glasses lights a cigarrette] You know I behaved like a jerk tonight. A real asshole.
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Worth it for the performances
14 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last days--as a wreck, battling alcoholism and trying to write "The Last Tycoon" with considerable help from his much younger new secretary--has some digressive scenes in the middle but is primarily intelligent and involving. Jeremy Irons is excellent (though at times his Yank accent can be a bit overdone) as the past-prime author, but the surprise is that Neve Campbell (whom I haven't very often been all that impressed before) does an excellent job as the secretary seduced into this sickly, washed-up but still highly intelligent and sometimes very charming man's spell. Sissy Spacek is effective enough as Zelda Fitzgerald, although her occasional appearances as a taunting/nagging phantom of sorts are a screen writing device that doesn't totally come off. It's a fine perspective on Fitzgerald that doesn't cast him as some kind of saintly victim but gives full weight to his talent and personal weaknesses.


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