5.8/10
18,915
267 user 145 critic

Last Days (2005)

Trailer
1:55 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.

Director:

Writer:

1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Paranoid Park (2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Gabe Nevins, Daniel Liu, Taylor Momsen
Elephant (2003)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Elias McConnell, Alex Frost, Eric Deulen
Gerry (2002)
Adventure | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon
Restless I (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryô Kase
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros
Mala Noche (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story of amour fou. Walt is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Tim Streeter, Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo
To Die For (1995)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Suzanne Stone is an aspiring TV personality who will do anything to be in the spotlight, including enlisting three teenagers to kill her husband.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix
8 (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

8 shorts centered around 8 themes directed by 8 famous film directors involved and sharing their opinion on progress, on the set-backs and the challenges our planet faces today.

Directors: Jane Campion, Gael García Bernal, and 6 more credits »
Stars: Nigist Anteneh, Tefera Gizaw, Fekadu Kebede
Best of Chris Isaak (Video 2006)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Directors: Ted Bafaloukos, Geoffrey Barish, and 14 more credits »
Stars: Chris Isaak, Laetitia Casta, Helena Christensen
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A career retrospective of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' music videos from 1988 to 2003.

Directors: Gavin Bowden, Drew Carolan, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis
Milk I (2008)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Blake
...
Luke
...
Asia
Scott Patrick Green ...
Scott (as Scott Green)
...
Nicole
...
Detective
Ryan Orion ...
Donovan
...
Guy in Club
...
Band in Club (as The Hermitt)
...
Record Executive
Adam Friberg ...
Elder Friberg #1
Andy Friberg ...
Elder Friberg #2
...
Yellow Book Salesman
Chip Marks ...
Tree Trimmer
...
TV Voiceover (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Introspective artist Blake is buckling under the weight of fame, professional obligations and a mounting feeling of isolation. Dwarfed by towering trees, Blake slowly makes his way through dense woods. He scrambles down an embankment to a fresh spring and undresses for a short swim. The next morning he returns to his house, an elegant, if neglected, stone mansion. Many people are looking for Blake--his friends, his managers and record label, even a private detective--but he does not want to be found. In the haze of his final hours, Blake will spend most his time by himself. He avoids the people who are living in his house, who approach him only when they want something, be it money or help with a song. He hides from one concerned friend and turns away another. He visits politely with a stranger from the Yellow Pages sales department, and he ducks into an underground rock club. He wanders through the woods and he plays a new song, one last rock and roll blowout. Finally, alone in the ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Rock and roll will never die.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 May 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Last Days - Últimos Dias  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$306,933 (France) (20 May 2005)

Gross:

$454,711 (USA) (26 August 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Gus Van Sant had originally intended to make a direct bio-pic of Kurt Cobain in the mid-1990's but ran into legal obstruction from Cobain's widow, Courtney Love. Undeterred, Van Sant met with Love to discuss some ideas for the film, as well as her possible involvement. Though the two actually became friends and discussed the film for years, Van Sant eventually realized that Love was too devastated by Cobain's death to ever collaborate on the film or even allow a bio-pic to ever be made and adapted his ideas into this fictionalized story. See more »

Goofs

One of the LDS missionaries that visits the house is wearing a light blue shirt. LDS missionaries are only permitted to wear non-decorative white shirts with dark pants/suits, and a conservative tie. The missionaries also carried no pamphlets, visual aids, appointment books, or their own complete sets of scriptures, which is highly unlikely for door-to-door proselytizing. See more »

Quotes

Blake: I lost something on the way to wherever I am today.
See more »

Connections

Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Believe
Written by Jack Gibson
Performed by tenlons fort
Courtesy of Scorpionics Music Company
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don't really know what to think....
5 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SPOILER WARNING....

Now i will be commenting on a few things in the film but whether or not they can be considered spoilers i will leave up to you, my own personal opinion is that a film must first have a plot before it can be spoiled in any way.

----------- ------- -------------- ------------- -------------- -------

Well i just finished watching this film 20 minutes ago so i'm writing this fairly fresh and still haven't completely formed an opinion of it, its probably best me writing these comments in this state of mind because most of you will probably be thinking the same thing.

I watched this film without reading any reviews seeing any ratings or hearing about it through word of mouth, after 2 minutes of seeing Micheal Pitt as "Blake" you will clearly see Kurt Cobain, 30 minutes later you will be slightly confused by just what the hell you are watching and for a time this movie will seem like a chore to watch and if i'm honest it just carry's on like that.

So why then did i give it 7 out of 10? Because roughly an hour into the film i was actually impressed by something, up until this point in the film all you see is a blonde skinny guy fumbling around looking like his half way to falling asleep or down a flight of stairs, this is pretty much what you have watched up to now. Then he starts playing guitar and singing, now i have been a Nirvana fan since i was 13 years old and that spans almost half my life time, this one scene reminded me why. Its a shame this is a movie site otherwise i could carry on with a review that could get me hired by rolling stone, but it isn't so i won't.

To sum up, if your looking for a source of entertainment please forgive me for the caps and DO NOT WATCH THIS. This is not a film you watch to be entertained in any form, if you watch this searching for something to give you a thrill or move you in anyway you will most likely be let down by it, an example of why this would be so? how about at one point in the film you are watching a TV showing a Boyz 2 Men video for the entire duration.

However, if you want to watch a film with some incredible acting, great direction and is a good deal different to anything else thats had a decent size release to it lately this might be for you.

It may also be worth it for Nirvana fans to check out. ;)


59 of 96 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WAS KURT MURDERED? flashbaxx
Absolutely ridiculous njoy6
The shot of the bush? kyle_reid1
Dear Gus Van Sant.. gablegrovedesigns
A question about the 2 guys who kiss mj_zak
Gus Van Sant's. eatupchildren
Discuss Last Days (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?