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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.

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Drama | Romance

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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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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

At the 32 minute mark, Charlotte says that 5% of one half of 4000 is 150, then says, "I'm good with numbers." The correct answer is 100. See more »

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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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Wicked
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Performed Kendall Marsh
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Typical reason to avoid Indie Films
9 November 2013 | by mharriso131See all my reviews

God was this movie awful.

First off, the main character has no personality, isn't that great looking and shows no emotion. Yet Winona Ryder practically stalks him to become his girlfriend. Because we all know that in real life, hot girls love strange, psychotic introverts. For some reason in Indie movies, things like this happen all the time. It is total bullshit, a filmmakers wet dream, because most are like the main character. If I go to a club tonight, sit by myself and act like a creepy sociopath, I will really land the hottest girl in the club.

His job is to write poetic suicide notes for people, because that is what you really care about when you have decided to off yourself, that you are viewed as a poetic genius. Of course nothing nasty/vindictive about the people in your life that eventually pushed you to that point, like 99.9% of suicide notes.

Really dumb movie, written and directed by people with no basis in reality.


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