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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

Taglines:

When it comes to love, is it ever too late to take a chance? 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,879,423, 19 April 2009
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman worked so well together in Stranger Than Fiction (2006), they wanted to do another project together, and got involved in this movie. 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

Kate Walker: Post.
Maggie: Have a cup of tea with me.
Kate Walker: Can't. I'm running late. Sorry.
[cuts to Harvey playing the piano. Johnnie knocks on the glass giving a non verbal communication. Harvey turns around and then goes back to playing on the piano a little bit longer]
Maggie: He's at it again.
Kate Walker: Who? At what?
Maggie: The new neighbor, barbecuing or something. I've heard he's from Poland.
Kate Walker: Oh, well, you know, maybe Polish people like to barbecue a lot.
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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

Looking Out on Monday
Written & Performed by Greg Johnson
Courtesy of Johnson Music America, LLC
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Predictable but Entertaining
21 November 2008 | by mrvirgoSee all my reviews

This movie is about a socially awkward American man and British woman who meet in London, get to like one another and may have a future together. The plot has been done a zillion times. I pretty much knew what was going to happen twenty minutes into the film. What saves the film from being one huge predictable snooze fest is that the author is clever enough not to fall into too many clichés so things seem possible if not probable. And there is the excellent casting of Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. Their characters are quirky enough to be believable and both are very sympathetic. And there's no silly Hollywood ending with rockets bursting and doves flying into the sunset. There's a chance they might make it as a couple despite differences in age, culture and countries or they might be in for a huge disappointment and hurt--something both have known in their lives.

If you're expecting a movie that will entertain, be free of gratuitous sex scenes and violence with a charming backdrop of London landmarks, then this film is for you.


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