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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Maggie
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Tim Howar ...
Johnnie (as Timothy Howar)
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Josh Hillman
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Peter Turner
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Tu última oportunidad  »

Box Office

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

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$14,879,423 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

After Harvey gets back from taking the business phone call at the dinner the length of his tie is wrong, the little end sticking out from under the thicker end. When is flashes back to Harvey the tie is fixed. See more »

Quotes

Kate Walker: Fair enough. You win.
Harvey Shine: What do you say, let me make it up to both of us and I'll buy you lunch? Or tea. How about tea, if it's teatime?
Kate Walker: Thanks very much, but I don't know you, and you don't know me, so...
Harvey Shine: That's exactly why we should have tea together.
Kate Walker: It's very sweet of you, but thank you. No.
Harvey Shine: Well, you've got your book.
Kate Walker: Mm.
[cell phone rings]
Harvey Shine: If that's for me, I'm in the shower. Aren't you gonna answer it?
Kate Walker: No.
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Crazy Credits

During the final credits there is one more scene added. See more »

Connections

Featured in Great Movie Mistakes (2010) See more »

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Playland
Written & Performed by Michael Hampton
Courtesy of Fat Rabbit Music
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Shocking is the word
2 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am absolutely shocked to see a modern day movie made that's devoid of special effects; explosions; fast cut editing; no foul language; no nudity; no vicious killings; no villains; no CGI. This movie was so refreshing for what it is. Tells a coherent story with no "shock ending", with actors who can ACT and not run around and look stunning with all kinds of make-up and fancy costumes. Also nice to see a movie made for ADULTS and not tweens or kiddies. Of course it was a box office dud, but who cares. Just wish more movies of this ilk are made and if only seen by a few people who love movies the way movies were meant to be made. Story, direction, acting and nice locales. Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson make a terrific team and would like to see them in a film again, not in tiny character parts, but as leads such as this.


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Age Difference Total Distraction!!! clarkv
A huge disappointment.. lindugh
The wedding toast Anaheim92807
The tune Harvey played at the beginning, and at the reception ocgiii
Book Emma Thompson was reading ... mags_1962
Place where Harvey and Kate agree to meet again? Silvia2007
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