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Last Chance Harvey -- In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man (Hoffman) finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life (Thompson).
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Director:
Writer:
Joel Hopkins (written by)
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Release Date:
16 January 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's about first loves, last chances and everything in between. See more »
Plot:
In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(220 articles)
User Reviews:
Predictable but Entertaining See more (112 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dustin Hoffman ... Harvey Shine

Emma Thompson ... Kate Walker

Eileen Atkins ... Maggie

Kathy Baker ... Jean

Liane Balaban ... Susan

James Brolin ... Brian

Richard Schiff ... Marvin
Tim Howar ... Johnnie (as Timothy Howar)
Wendy Mae Brown ... Aggie

Bronagh Gallagher ... Oonagh

Jeremy Sheffield ... Matt

Daniel Lapaine ... Scott (as Daniel LaPaine)

Patrick Baladi ... Simon

Adam James ... Josh Hillman

Michael Landes ... Peter Turner

Jamie Sives ... Doctor Butler
Kate Harper ... Jill

Angela Griffin ... Melissa
Alex Avery ... Andrew
Tim Ahern ... Barry
Charlotte Lucas ... Gwen

Nadia Cameron-Blakey ... Attractive Woman
Lauren Dennington ... Airline Stewardess
Figs Jackman ... Barman
Adam Astill ... Business Man
Rhydian Jones ... Check-In Steward 1
Andrea Harris ... Check-In Steward 2
Vincent Brimble ... Concierge
Paul Haley ... Elderly Man
Gaia Wise ... Girl at Wedding
Amy Younger ... Girl at Wedding
Leslie Randall ... Mild Mannered Mike

Imogen Byron ... Niece at Wedding
Ginny Holder ... Nurse
Pascal Scott ... Paddy the Postman
Robert Jezek ... Polish Neighbor
Heather Bleasdale ... Receptionist
Femi Oguns ... Room Service Waiter
Noah Marullo ... Silent Boy
Mark Kempner ... Taxi Cab Driver
Nick Cavaliere ... Waiter Reception

Mickey Sumner ... Friend of the Bride
Kitty Daisy & Lewis ... Buskers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tolula Adeyemi ... Monique the Jazz Singer (uncredited)
Debbie Attwell ... Shopper (uncredited)

Jemma Bolt ... Sarah (uncredited)
James Currie ... Cyclist (uncredited)
Tim Glanfield ... Charming Man (uncredited)

Joanna Jeffrees ... Girl at Theatre (uncredited)
Masato Kamo ... Waiter (uncredited)
Sid Karne ... Doctor (uncredited)

Javed Khan ... Bar Cleaner (uncredited)

Daniel Pellegrino ... Himself (uncredited)

Tracy Redington ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ian Stacey ... Passenger (uncredited)
Gill Stoker ... Woman in Airport (uncredited)

Michael Thomson ... Man at Restaurant (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ... Airport Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Hopkins 
 
Writing credits
Joel Hopkins (written by)

Produced by
Robert Kessel .... production executive
Jawal Nga .... executive producer
Tim Perell .... producer
Guy Tannahill .... line producer
Nicola Usborne .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dickon Hinchliffe 
 
Cinematography by
John de Borman 
 
Film Editing by
Robin Sales 
 
Casting by
Ali Farrell 
Elaine Grainger 
Laura Rosenthal 
 
Production Design by
Jon Henson 
 
Art Direction by
Suzanne Austin 
Patrick Rolfe (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Wischhusen-Hayes 
 
Costume Design by
Natalie Ward 
 
Makeup Department
Francesco Alberico .... makeup artist
Tricia Cameron .... makeup and hair artist: Ms. Thompson (as Patricia Cameron)
Julie Dartnell .... makeup artist
Daniel Erdman .... hair stylist: Mr. Hoffman
Marilyn MacDonald .... key hair stylist
Marilyn MacDonald .... key makeup artist
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist: Mr. Hoffman
 
Production Management
Kelly Howard-Garde .... production manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonny Benson .... first assistant director: second unit
Samson Haveland .... third assistant director (as Sam Haveland)
Sarah Hood .... third assistant director: second unit
Henry Mackintosh .... floor assistant director
Kate McLaughlin .... second assistant director: crowd
Matthew Penry-Davey .... first assistant director
Lance Roehrig .... key second assistant director
Carly Taverner .... third assistant director: additional photography
George Taylor .... floor assistant director
 
Art Department
Caroline Barclay .... stand-by art director
Bruce Barnes .... carpenter
Jon Bates .... stand-by props
Simon Bradbury Philip .... stand-by: second unit
James Brooker .... dressing props
Gareth Cousins .... assistant art director
Dan Crandon .... construction manager
Quentin Davies .... prop storeman
Peter Davis .... senior supervising painter
Peter Edge .... stand-by painter
Bruce Gallup .... hod painter
Nadine Herrmann .... art department assistant
Prue Howard .... assistant buyer
Ben Johnson .... stand-by prop
Mark Larkin .... graphic designer
Garry Moore .... stand-by carpenter
Claire Pidgeon .... production buyer
Nick Thomas .... property master
Libby Uppington .... dressing prop
Mark Wallis .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... adr recordist
Tim Atkins .... adr recordist
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
Simon Chase .... dialogue editor
Lloyd Dudley .... sound assistant
Peter Eusebe .... sound maintenance
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Richard Fordham .... dialogue editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Paul Hanks .... foley artist
Mark Holding .... sound mixer
Carol Jones .... sound post-production producer
Simon Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Eddy Joseph .... supervising sound editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Mark Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Penney .... additional foley editor
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin Ritchie .... dialogue editor
Jamie Roden .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Sturmer .... sound consultant: dolby
Oliver Tarney .... supervising sound editor
Ceri Thomas .... assistant sound editor
Andy Thompson .... adr mixer
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Dillon Bennett .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Peter Staubli .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Alistair Anderson .... special effects technician
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor
Bernard Newton .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration
Jonathan Hanton .... digital restoration
 
Stunts
Sid Karne .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonathan Ames .... video assistant
David Armstrong .... grip: dailies
Chris Bailey .... practical electrician
Lawrence Bewsher .... video operator: additional photography
Carl Campbell .... electrician
Luke Chisholm .... grip: re-shoots
Wailoon Chung .... electrician extra
Richard Churchhouse .... electrician
Malcolm Cooper .... camera truck driver
James Cronly .... video assistant: pick-ups
David Cross .... key grip
John de Borman .... camera operator
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator: additional photography
Conor Finlay .... lighting technician
Max Glickman .... second assistant camera
Leigh Gold .... a camera: first assistant
Merritt Gold .... focus puller: "b" camera
Eugene Grobler .... lighting technician
Rodrigo Gutierrez .... additional photographer
Mark Hanlon .... best boy
David Holliday .... key grip: re-shoots
Paul Hymns .... grip: "b" camera
Adam Lee .... balloon light technician
Dash Lilley .... camera trainee
Andy Long .... gaffer
Brian Mcgivern .... generator operator
Malcolm McLean .... additional photography second unit
James Perry .... central loader
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Zoe Whittaker .... video operator
 
Casting Department
Brendan Donnison .... voice casting
Ali Farrell .... casting: USA
Maribeth Fox .... casting associate
Kate Ringsell .... casting associate
Laura Rosenthal .... casting: USA
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annette Allen .... set costume assistant
Peter Edmonds .... costume assistant
Tom Hornsby .... wardrobe master
Gilly Martin .... wardrobe supervisor
Steve O'Sullivan .... set costumer
Tamsin Wright .... personal dresser: Mr. Hoffman
Lucilla Simbari .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Benns .... digital intermediate data manager
Paul Ensby .... digital color timer
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer
Jonathan Sales .... first assistant editor
Dominic Thomson .... digital editor
Nick Moore .... additional editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hal Cazalet .... piano consultant
Gary Chester .... score recording engineer
Michael Hill .... music supervisor
Dickon Hinchliffe .... orchestrator
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Petr Pycha .... orchestra contractor
Nigel Stone .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Julian Anthony .... unit driver
Gavin Ball .... minibus driver
Gwyn Ethall .... minibus driver
Barry Goodwin .... unit driver
Tony Jayes .... driver: dustin hoffman
Pete Newman .... unit driver
Lol Smith .... driver: cast
Piotr Walczak .... transport facilities manager: reshoot
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Francesca Budd .... assistant: Mr. Hopkins
Fiona Carruthers .... assistant: Ms. Usborne & Mr. Perell
Peter Clark .... first assistant accountant
Celine Coulson .... floor runner
Lauren Dark .... floor runner
Andrew Gwyn Davies .... production coordinator
Glenn Diot .... assistant production coordinator
Richard George .... assistant location manager
Marilyn Goldsworthy .... production accountant
Paul Hayes .... floor runner: dailies
Will Haynes .... production assistant: additional photography
Lisa Heathcote .... food stylist
Phil Hounam .... location manager
Tom Howard .... location manager
Viv Irish .... assistant: Ms. Thompson
Carlton Jarvis .... medical advisor
Stacy Mann .... unit publicist
Natalie Moore .... assistant accountant
Tom Routledge .... medical consultant
Matthew Shapiro .... assistant: Mr. Perell, New York
Rory Shaw .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Charlie Somers .... supervising location manager
Kate Penlington .... post production co-ordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Stephanie Allin .... the producers wish to thank
Alison Simmons .... the producers wish to thank: The Grosvenor House
Jenny Tobin .... the producers wish to thank
Jim Todd .... the producers wish to thank
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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: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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Looking Out on MondaySee more »

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98 out of 125 people found the following review useful.
Predictable but Entertaining, 21 November 2008
Author: William James Harper from Los Angeles

This movie is about a socially awkward American man and British woman who meet in London, get to like one another and may have a future together. The plot has been done a zillion times. I pretty much knew what was going to happen twenty minutes into the film. What saves the film from being one huge predictable snooze fest is that the author is clever enough not to fall into too many clichés so things seem possible if not probable. And there is the excellent casting of Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. Their characters are quirky enough to be believable and both are very sympathetic. And there's no silly Hollywood ending with rockets bursting and doves flying into the sunset. There's a chance they might make it as a couple despite differences in age, culture and countries or they might be in for a huge disappointment and hurt--something both have known in their lives.

If you're expecting a movie that will entertain, be free of gratuitous sex scenes and violence with a charming backdrop of London landmarks, then this film is for you.

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