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One Last Thing... (2005)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 5 May 2006 (USA)
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A young man with a terminal illness makes an unconventional request on local television.

Director:

Alex Steyermark

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angarano ... Dylan Jameison
Matt Bush ... Ricky
Gideon Glick ... Slap
Cynthia Nixon ... Karen Jameison
Gia Carides ... Madelene
Johnny Messner ... Jason O'Malley
Sunny Mabrey ... Nikki Sinclair
Richie Rich ... Richie Rich
Lucas Caleb Rooney Lucas Caleb Rooney ... State Trooper
Gina Gershon ... Arlene
Dana Eskelson ... Patti (as Dana Erika Eskelson)
George Seminara George Seminara ... Mr. Helmbreck
Amanda Goodman ... Amy
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Dr. Emerson
Alysia Reiner ... Tai Uhlmann
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Storyline

A boy, Dylan (Michael Angarano), in grade ten with terminal cancer gets a last wish from the Wish Givers Foundation. His makes a new wish which seems a little inappropriate. As his last wish he wants to be with a super model (Sunny Mabrey) for a week alone. At first Nikki (Mabrey) has pity for him but soon it turns into love. Written by Kris Hopson

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó randevú See more »

Filming Locations:

Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,160, 7 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,334
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The executive producer Mark Cuban can be seen briefly when the boys are flipping channels in Dylan's room See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie when Dylan and his mother are pulled over by a State Trooper, the officer says that they're cheering for him at the "14th Precinct." Pennsylvania State Police don't have precincts; they have "troops" that use a letter designation system. If anything, the officer would've said the entire "barracks" was cheering for Dylan. See more »

Quotes

Dylan Jameison: I love when you smile.
[Nikki kisses Dylan on the lips]
Dylan Jameison: If this is a dream - I don't ever wanna wake up.
[Nikki pinches Dylan]
Dylan Jameison: Ow.
Nikki Sinclaire: Guess it's real.
[Dylan kisses Nikki]
Nikki Sinclaire: [giggles] Easy. We've got all night.
Dylan Jameison: You better pinch me again.
[Dylan and Nikki begin making out]
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Soundtracks

Andante Con Varioazioni For Violin & Harp
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Studio Musicians
Courtesy of Killer Tracks
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What a pleasant surprise!
31 May 2006 | by brooklyn_moviegoerSee all my reviews

I have to admit that I approached this film with a little trepidation at the Tribeca Film Festival. One one hand, the plot sounded a little like it might come out of an afterschool special; but then again, the cast had Cynthia Nixon, Gina Gershon, Wyclef Jean, and I had heard a rumor about a certain movie star cameo. (Which I won't spoil here.) And I knew that Sunny Mabrey, the only thing I remember from XXX2, was in it. Certainly all of these names wouldn't have been attracted by something pedestrian, right? Right. The IMDb and other reviews summarize the plot, so I won't do that here. (Or rant that the film never got a chance to find a theatrical audience. Thanks, Cuban.) But what I will do is tell you that the writing and the acting elevate this film into something pretty special.

It's not rare to find a funny film. It's not rare to find a sad film about death. What is rare is to find a film that is honest about its approach to death, and that manages to be both very funny and sad. And while some of the laughs certainly qualify as gallows humor, for anyone that has been through something like this, you will appreciate the filmmakers' open approach of looking at all the shades of this experience.

It is a strong testament to the film (and especially the writing) that from the opening scene, you know how this movie is going to end, yet that end is still very affecting. It was definitely more than a little dusty in the theater, if you know what I mean. But the end is not cheap, or manipulative. The emotions that are generated are come by honestly, and true to the spirit of the characters.

I'd especially like to mention the performances by all the actors playing the teenagers. These felt like real kids, who were both terrified by the situation, yet doing their best to get through it anyway they can. A lot of reviews have mentioned Michael Angarano, and rightfully so, but Matt Bush and Gideon Click are also excellent, and the three of them create a really strong dynamic. And there is a killer Wyclef Jean song over the end credits.

I'll also add that this movie sparked more conversation between my girlfriend and I than any we've seen, and that's really saying something.

So buy it, rent it, add it to your Netflix, tell a friend. This is a film that deserves your support. You won't regret giving it a chance.


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