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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.

Director:

Joel Hopkins

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dustin Hoffman ... Harvey Shine
Emma Thompson ... Kate Walker
Eileen Atkins ... Maggie
Kathy Baker ... Jean
Liane Balaban ... Susan
James Brolin ... Brian
Richard Schiff ... Marvin
Tim Howar Tim Howar ... Johnnie (as Timothy Howar)
Wendy Mae Brown Wendy Mae Brown ... Aggie
Bronagh Gallagher ... Oonagh
Jeremy Sheffield ... Matt
Daniel Lapaine ... Scott (as Daniel LaPaine)
Patrick Baladi ... Simon
Adam James ... Josh Hillman
Michael Landes ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It's about first loves, last chances and everything in between. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tu última oportunidad See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,260, 28 December 2008

Gross USA:

$14,889,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,562,782
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the wedding banquet, the girl who speaks to Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson ("You do know this is the children's table?"), was played by Gaia Wise, Emma Thompson's daughter. Writer and Director Joel Hopkins' daughter is also seated at the table. See more »

Goofs

Harvey and Kate arrive at Paddington Station then walk across much of London to the South Bank. They then appear to the east of Festival Hall, though crossing the river from Charing Cross they would approach it from the west. See more »

Quotes

Kate Walker: You - You just dive in there, don't you just, whoosh, anywhere, deep end. And I'm not, I'm not a bloody swimming pool Harvey.
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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 »

Soundtracks

Eastern Promise
Written & Performed by Howie
Courtesy of DeWolfe Music
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How people meet - possibly realistic and sweet
23 November 2009 | by jhsteelSee all my reviews

I liked it because of the realism in the performances and the portrayal of 2 lonely people meeting and agreeing to keep each other company, and then realising that they like each other. It made me think about how people meet in real life, and there are all sorts of ways. If someone is really seeking a friend, they can find one - that is the message for me. Dustin Hoffman is always charming and Emma Thompson is wonderful at showing real emotion in a way that draws the viewer in. I was crying at one point, because of the poignancy of what was happening, even though it was a simple plot and appeared to be predictable. The detail of what happened was unexpected and it was worth seeing, especially if you are a bit older and single! There is a lot of resonance there and a lot of entertainment value.


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