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The Last Word (2008)

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A man (Bentley) who makes his living composing other people's suicide notes enters into a romance with the sister (Ryder) of a recent client.

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Geoffrey Haley

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Geoffrey Haley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wes Bentley ... Evan
Winona Ryder ... Charlotte
Ray Romano ... Abel
Gina Hecht ... Hilde
A.J. Trauth ... Greg
Katherine Boecher ... Clara
John Billingsley ... Brady
Alison Moir ... Susan
Mickey Mickey Mickey Mickey ... Robin (as Mickey Ewan)
Kurt Caceres ... Sammy
Allan Rich ... Francis
Richard Riehle ... Man at Gorge
Michael Cornacchia ... Client
Ivar Brogger ... Priest
Jules Adrianna Sorensen Jules Adrianna Sorensen ... House of Pies Waitress
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Storyline

Evan keeps to himself, almost without affect. He's 30, a former foster child, living alone, writing suicide notes for people. He attends a client's funeral and meets Charlotte, the client's sister. She pursues Evan; he's silent about his real work and invents a friendship with the brother. About the same time, Evan starts working with Abel, a new client, a composer of phone-waiting music who's depressed. Evan confides in Abel about Charlotte as she begins to draw him out. Crises await the self-contained Evan: his relationship with Charlotte is based on a lie, and his incipient friendship with Abel is headed toward suicide. Are more dead ends ahead? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A romantic comedy where opposites distract.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Palavra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Deviant Films, Dreamz See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to an interview he gave to the New York Times in 2010, this movie was made during the middle of Wes Bentley's decade-long, extremely serious addiction to cocaine and heroin. He said in that interview that he only accepted any movie roles during that time so that he would have money to buy enough drugs. See more »

Goofs

In the diner scene near the beginning of the movie, Charlotte is not wearing a necklace. When she drops Evan off at his apartment after their rendezvous, she is wearing a large pearl necklace. See more »

Quotes

Abel: So now they want me to start over and write some hack Mozart crap so the customers can smarten up and answer their own tech support questions while they're on hold.
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Performed Kendall Marsh
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Loved it! Isn't for the Average Moviergoer
2 February 2013 | by maryjane-jonesSee all my reviews

The Last Word . . . I saw this movie on Netflix yesterday. I Loved this movie (I would shout but not allowed). "The Last Word" isn't for everyone. If you are one of those usual moviegoers that like to see the same boring subject regurgitated repeatedly by Hollywood, don't watch this; you are too boring to "get it." The screenplay is brilliant. Wes Bentley's performance . . . WhaT?!!! Who is this guy? I could feel his isolated, closed down personality; and how uncomfortable he was "in his own skin" with himself and others.

Haley wrote and directed this! What a performance he got out of Winona and Romano. Yes, of course, acting has a lot to do with that, but the script is . . . WoW!

The ending just blew me away. Now I am on my way to seek other works of Haley and Bentley.

When watching this movie, I was actually thinking, "That would be a great business to start." Yeah I know, I am a little more twisted than the average moviegoer.

I have recommended this movie to my family and friends because they are interesting and so am I.

Was this nominated for a Spirit Award? If it wasn't, they suck.

It's now July 26, 2013 . . . wow I've been away a long time. I just found this movie for sale at Blockbuster, new and inexpensive, since Blockbuster will soon be out of business. I don't think I like all of the movie stores (Hollywood Video, Blockbuster) closing down.


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