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The Last Elvis (2012)

El último Elvis (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 26 April 2012 (Argentina)
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A tragic accident causes an Elvis impersonator to reassess his priorities.

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Armando Bo
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Credited cast:
John McInerny John McInerny ... Elvis / Carlos Gutiérrez
Griselda Siciliani Griselda Siciliani ... Alejandra Olemberg
Margarita Lopez Margarita Lopez ... Lisa Marie Gutiérrez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberto Ajaka ... Empleado Oficina de Talentos (as Alberto Ajaca)
Charles Anthony Charles Anthony ... Taxista Menphis
Elena Arancibia Elena Arancibia ... Recepcionista Hospital
Cristina Blanco Cristina Blanco ... Mujer Borracha
Jorge Busetto Jorge Busetto ... Doble Freddie Mercury
Fernando Calabresi Fernando Calabresi ... Ace Freheley
Patricia Camponovo Patricia Camponovo ... Doble de Madonna
Pablo Campos Pablo Campos ... Doble de John Lennon
Lucrecia Carrillo Lucrecia Carrillo ... Prostitute
Osvaldo Chiarelli Osvaldo Chiarelli ... Trabajador Fábrica
Nora Childers ... Airport / BBQ Restaurant Extra
Rodolfo Corbeta Rodolfo Corbeta ... Tecladista
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A tragic accident causes an Elvis impersonator to reassess his priorities.

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Taglines:

¿Alguna vez quisiste ser otra persona? [Have you ever wanted to be someone else?]

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Drama | Music

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Connections

Referenced in Antes que sea tarde: Guillermo Coppola (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm so lonesome I could cry
Written by Hank Williams
Performed by John McInerny
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If you really believe in something, you must pursue it till the end.
2 February 2015 | by ChessurrrSee all my reviews

The main character, Carlos, is an Elvis impersonator, greatly fond of the singer, to an extent that his daughter shares her name with Elvis's daughter. He has two lives: in one of them, he's an ordinary assembly-line worker, and in the other one, he performs at tiny events, singing his heart out - and he does it very well, as Carlos, indeed, possesses talent.

From the very beginning this movie starts to tug at your heartstrings when you see Carlos quietly "biding his time" at the factory, while wishing for the time he can go back on stage. Music in his headphones is the only solace for him; also, it's a way for him to remain in his dream life, at least partially.

However, in this dream life his wife and daughter were unable to find a place for themselves, and had to go their separate way (although Carlos still loves his family).

It's heartbreaking to see how the character is suffering because he feels so lost; the reason for that is the feeling that he's living not the life he is supposed to be living, but there is nothing he can do about it.

Throughout the movie you keep guessing to what extent Carlos is obsessed with Elvis: whether he tries to give credit to the singer's work or he no longer realises that they are two different people.

Putting aside any delusions, what makes an impression is how, with religious zeal, he sticks for what he believes in - one way or another.

'If you really believe in something, you must pursue it till the end. Those who don't are unhappy.'

I guess many people will feel for Carlos and his torments. Show me a person saying they have never howled inside, desperate to believe that their "real" life has been misplaced by some cosmic error. Show me this person - and I'll show you a liar.


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Release Date:

26 April 2012 (Argentina) See more »

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