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Last Chance Harvey (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 16 January 2009 (USA)
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In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harvey Shine
... Kate Walker
... Maggie
... Jean
... Susan
... Brian
... Marvin
Tim Howar ... Johnnie (as Timothy Howar)
Wendy Mae Brown ... Aggie
... Oonagh
... Matt
... Scott (as Daniel LaPaine)
... Simon
... Josh Hillman
... Peter Turner
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Storyline

Harvey Shine is in London for the weekend for his daughter's wedding. His work in New York preoccupies him: he writes music for ads, and he knows his boss is pushing him aside for younger talent. With family he's also on the sidelines - long divorced, his wife remarried, her husband closer to his daughter than he. His path crosses that of Kate Walker, unmarried, her life becoming that of a spinster, set up by friends on blind dates leading nowhere. After Harvey's no good terrible day, he chats Kate up at a Heathrow bar. She's not interested. Where can this conversation lead? Back at his daughter's reception, the step-father rises to give a toast. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When it comes to love, is it ever too late to take a chance? See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tu última oportunidad  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,260, 28 December 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,879,423, 19 April 2009
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Harvey's cell phone number in the movie is 9173845368. See more »

Goofs

Doctors in hospital are wearing white coats and long sleeves. Due to infection control, doctor in hospitals don't wear long sleeved coats, and always roll up their sleeves. See more »

Quotes

Susan: Hi!
Harvey Shine: Wow. Let me look. Let me look.
Susan: Whoa.
Harvey Shine: You look beautiful.
Susan: Thank you. You look...
Harvey Shine: Like a bad lounge act.
Susan: [laughs] No, you don't. You look very, very nice.
Harvey Shine: No. They told me that everyone that everyone was going to wear white here. But I was misinformed.
Susan: It looks good. I like it.
Harvey Shine: Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

During the final credits there is one more scene added. See more »

Connections

References Peter's Friends (1992) See more »

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Baby, I'm Yours
Written by Van McCoy
Performed by The Loser's Lounge
Courtesy of EMI Blackwood Music/Van McCoy Music
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Such a Sweet Film!~!
23 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This was such a genuine film with a lot of heart. I loved the story line for one. It was not over the top or extremely dramatic. Not only with the script but I did not expect those performances from either one of the main actors. Dustin Hoffman who I within the last few years have discovered his genius and wonderful acting talent. His smile just lights up the screen and you feel so sad for his character because its like you want to fix everything for him because within 48 hours you see things for him fall dramatically. Emma Thompson can do no wrong. Every film she does she plays her character to fullest whether it be a house wife, nanny, or crazy teacher she can do it all. This role for her seemed like it was a fun one and with a lot of heart. I especially love her line "Shall we walk" because I think to find someone who you can walk with and talk for hours and you don't care where you are going because you are so caught in the conversation that nothing else matters. That to me is so romantic and its not overly done, its simple and sweet. All that was missing was a song from Benton Paul called I only see you at the wedding. That would have been so wonderful. The cast though small was great I especially loved all scenes with the mother because I seen her and several of the cast members in many films and television. The daughter was great and she is like me, I want to make sure I am not hurting anyone's feelings and that everyone is OK and happy. The end was perfect and it ended it simply and sweet. Just go see it and enjoy, I recommend for those who are in the movie spirit!~!


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