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The Last Word (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 3 March 2017 (USA)
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Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

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... Harriet
... Anne
... Brenda (as AnnJewel Lee Majestic Dixon)
... Robin Sands
... Edward
... Gardener
... Ronald Odom
... Joe Mueller
... Housekeeper
... Wanda Byers (as Valerie Ross)
... Elizabeth
... Sam Sherman
... Bree Wilson
... Dr. Morgan
... Agency Receptionist
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Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) is a successful, retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her until the bitter end. To make sure her life story is told her way, she pays off her local newspaper to have her obituary written in advance under her watchful eye. But Anne (Amanda Seyfried), the young journalist assigned to the task, refuses to follow the script and instead insists on finding out the true facts about Harriett's life, resulting in a life-altering friendship. Written by Bleecker Street

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An unexpected friendship that begins at the end See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language. | See all certifications »
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3 March 2017 (USA)  »

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A Última Palavra  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,630, 5 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,782,667, 19 May 2017
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Trivia

Veteran British actress Millicent Martin enjoys a quick cameo as a "Margaret Dumont". This was surely slipped in as a sly tribute to the legendary character actress Margaret Dumont by the film's star, Shirley MacLaine, who'd appeared with her in What a Way to Go! (1964). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, Harriet's gift to Anne is a pair of airline tickets to From LAX to Andalusia. Andalusia isn't a single city or airport. It's an autonomous region in southern Spain divided into eight provinces actually serviced by six different public airports, all of which can legally handle international flights. The Málaga Airport is the largest and busiest of these. See more »

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Anne: She puts the bitch in obituary.
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References Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) See more »

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Mister President
Written by James Massie
Performed by Amnesty
Courtesy of Amnesty and Now-Again Records, LLC
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Great little movie
19 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Cleverly written, this little film is a gem and shows that a good movie doesn't have to be a big blockbuster. AnnJewel Lee Dixon is wonderful and her personality shines through every scene she is in. Shirley MacLaine, while getting older, shows she still has "it." While my wife cried at the end, I didn't think of it as a typical "chick flick."


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