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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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Details

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

When Evan is typing his password at the Last Word's web-page, the hits on the keys we can hear are too many for the characters of the password (they are six and we can hear at least ten hits). See more »

Quotes

Abel: I cheated on my wife with her therapist. I'm not smart.
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Wicked
Written by Kendall Marsh
Performed Kendall Marsh
Courtesy of Mental Music Productions, Inc.
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Unusual dark romance
3 December 2009 | by akumarfunSee all my reviews

This movie is phenomenal.The script is well written and the characters have portrayed themselves very well. Its about a writer who writes the suicide notes. He never tries to forbid his clients from going ahead with their suicides. That's also strange.

Ray's character is great. He does some unusually strange things.Scaring the baby and the concept of venting you anger on inanimate objects were very original and idiosyncratic.

You will love this movie if you ever had setbacks in your life. Its a different take on life and the thinking of various people. Things we think of but never verbalize in public.


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