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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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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

When Kate reenters the reception hall with Harvey, her handbag disappears as they walk towards the dance floor to start dancing. See more »

Quotes

Harvey Shine: [to child] Hi.
Girl at Wedding: You do know this is the children's table.
Harvey Shine: Yes.
Kate Walker: [to boy] Hello.
[whispers to Harvey]
Kate Walker: Bit of a chatterbox.
Harvey Shine: Mm.
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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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Apples
Written & Performed by Michael Hampton
Courtesy of Fat Rabbit Music
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Sentimental but not maudlin
18 January 2009 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

What can we say about Dustie Hoffman and Emma Thompson? Here are 2 of the best in the profession laying out roles of two disaffected people who encounter in their disparate desperation and find in themselves something to come to grips with who they are. The interesting thing, is that this is a plot line that could be a stinker if played out wrong. The whole story drips with sentiment wrought by the conflict of aging, adrift in meaningless careers and embellished by the idea of being "losers." The story line has no great leaps, little action and unfolds in a potentially boring setting and what saves it is the performance of these two great veterans who give the yin and yang of two different people who compliment each other. This is a great movie. Go see it.


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