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Last Chance Harvey (2008)

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In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.

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Storyline

Harvey Shine is in London for the weekend for his daughter's wedding. His work in New York preoccupies him: he writes music for ads, and he knows his boss is pushing him aside for younger talent. With family he's also on the sidelines - long divorced, his wife remarried, her husband closer to his daughter than he. His path crosses that of Kate Walker, unmarried, her life becoming that of a spinster, set up by friends on blind dates leading nowhere. After Harvey's no good terrible day, he chats Kate up at a Heathrow bar. She's not interested. Where can this conversation lead? Back at his daughter's reception, the step-father rises to give a toast. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's about first loves, last chances and everything in between. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tu última oportunidad  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£640,390 (UK) (5 June 2009)

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£1,769,174 (UK) (19 June 2009)
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At the wedding banquet, the girl who speaks to Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson ("You do know this is the children's table?"), is played by Gaia Wise, Emma Thompson's daughter. Director Joel Hopkins's daughter is also seated at the table. See more »

Goofs

When Kate leaves the wedding and is standing in front of the elevator, there are 2 rooms between the elevator and the room Harvey goes into to play the piano. When he starts to play, the camera picks up a shot of her peeking into the room where Harvey is playing while she is still standing at the elevator. This is impossible at the room Harvey goes into is clearly down the hall from the elevator, not the room next to the elevator. See more »

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Kate Walker: I'm not gonna do it, because it'll hurt! Sometime or other there'll be, you know "It's not working." or "I need my space." or whatever it is and it will end and it will hurt, and I won't do it.
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Referenced in The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) See more »

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Eastern Promise
Written & Performed by Howie
Courtesy of DeWolfe Music
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Emma Thompson makes the whole thing worth it
7 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, it's one of those "nice" movies but Emma Thompson's presence alone raises the worthiness of this movie several notches. We believe everything we see in her wonderful complicated face and that's the hook that will carry you along, it certainly did me. Dustin Hoffman, is the unlikely romantic door that opens to Emma, poor girl. But she sees something in him that I, quite honestly, didn't. At the end of the day if it's okay with Emma, it's okay with me. There are a couple of marvelous moments but that's about it. Another element that helps us enormously to escape the predominant flatness is Eileen Atkins as Emma's mother. All in all I would recommend you to see it, preferably on a rainy Sunday afternoon.


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