The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Joanna accuses her husband, Michael, of being attracted to his co-worker. Wanting to make-up before he goes on a business trip, she assumes she over-reacted. But when they are both away from each other for one night, Michael ends up testing his loyalty to Joanna and his attraction to Laura. And Joanna tests her honesty to Michael when her ex-boyfriend Alex suddenly appears in New York for the day.Written by
Fantastic movie about the little things that remain unsaid
With "Last Night" it's all in the details. The quiet undertones, the things unsaid, the contrasts of loud backgrounds and quiet conversations; the ways a hug can be so different from another one while on the surface they're both just a hug. The fact that these details stand out so strongly in this film points to some excellent scriptwriting and directing. The dialogue is effortless, the cinematography takes it's time without being forcefully artsy.
The cast is also quite fetching, and Keira Knightley is the best I've seen her in a long time. She plays Joanna's straightforwardness and honesty in conversations with a little lovable oddness but never over the top.
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