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The Last of Robin Hood is the true story of Beverly Aadland, a teen starlet who became the last girlfriend of legendary swashbuckler Errol Flynn. In 1957, Beverly was working at Warner Brothers studios with a fake birth certificate saying she was 18 -- she was in fact, only 15 -- when she encountered the former matinée idol. After a bumpy start, the two undertook a relationship that was ultimately embraced by Beverly's Hollywood mother Florence, who became a willing third wheel. The affair took them from L.A. to New York to Africa, then to Cuba where Flynn pitched in with the rebels to make a pro-Castro propaganda movie starring Beverly. It all came crashing to an end in Vancouver, however, when Flynn died in Beverly's arms, causing an avalanche of publicity; Florence finally achieved the attention she sought in the form of tabloid notoriety but the chaos drove Beverly to the edge of sanity. The Last of Robin Hood is a poignant yet darkly comic coming-of-age tale about the desire for ... Written by
I am a big fan of the Golden age of Hollywood and Errol Flynn will
always hold a soft spot in my heart. This tells the story of how the
aging and ill Flynn met his last wife. She was a mere 15 years old
one Beverley Aadland (Dakota Fanning). This was a spirited girl who was
being driven to be an actress by her alcoholic mothers own ambitions.
This is Florence Aadland played brilliantly by Susan Sarandon.
From what I know of this part of Flynn's life the film is fairly
faithful to the facts. Kevin Kline as the ageing Lothario is actually
excellent he plays the part with enough of the rogue to be believable
but with the right level of empathy to make the man live. They also
recreate some of the last filmatic roles and that part of the film is
The problem is it does not go anywhere too exciting in the 94 minute
run time and so has been criticised for that. That said I really
enjoyed it. I think you will get a lot more out of this if you are
interested in Flynn and enjoy a good performance or two and this
certainly has that.
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