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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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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)  »

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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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Harvey's cell phone number in the movie is 9173845368. See more »

Goofs

Harvey and Kate arrive at Paddington Station then walk across much of London to the South Bank. They then appear to the east of Festival Hall, though crossing the river from Charing Cross they would approach it from the west. See more »

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Harvey Shine: I'm gonna dance your socks off.
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References Peter's Friends (1992) See more »

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Hoffman/Thompson create entertainment amongst a sea of dark films
18 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

LAST CHANCE HARVEY is a breath of fresh air amongst a sea of dark dramas up for kudos. The journey Hoffman takes to London and his encounter with the marvelous Emma Thompson creates a story that is so entertaining and enjoyable. The London locations, the brilliant chemistry between Emma and Dustin, and the joy one finds in their histories and luck in finding each other in London is wonderful to enfold on the screen. The writing is superb from Joel Hopkins, the London locations so fantastic to the story and film, and the supporting cast is excellent. Moreover, the themes which the film hits upon in regards to divorce, family relationships rings true to not only the film but to an audience, such as myself, that has felt the pains of divorce and the issues of loyalty. I loved this film, and HARVEY brings a "Dramedy" to the screen when one is needed amongst "the darkness" in 2009...


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