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Last Chance Harvey (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  16 January 2009 (USA)
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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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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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When it comes to love, is it ever too late to take a chance? 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)  »

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Tu última oportunidad  »

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$97,260 (USA) (26 December 2008)

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£1,769,174 (UK) (19 June 2009)
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Trivia

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 »

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When Dustin Hoffman's character first goes back to Heathrow to try and catch his flight to the US, there is a sign behind him as he runs towards the check-in desk that reads "WELCOME TO STANSTED". See more »

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Kate Walker: You still here, still in London?
Harvey Shine: Sure. Can I explain?
Kate Walker: No, no. You don't need to explain, Harvey.
Harvey Shine: I want to.
Kate Walker: No, honestly. I don't need to...
Harvey Shine: Kate, please. I was in a hospital.
Kate Walker: Oh, God. Why?
Harvey Shine: No. It's nothing. I left my pills in New York. I have this irregular heart beat. I had it since I was a kid.
Kate Walker: Arrhythmia.
Harvey Shine: How do you know what it is?
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Referenced in The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) See more »

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Playland
Written & Performed by Michael Hampton
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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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