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The Last Thing He Wanted (2020)

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A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

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Dee Rees

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Marco Villalobos (screenplay by), Dee Rees (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Hathaway ... Elena McMahon
Ben Affleck ... Treat Morrison
Rosie Perez ... Alma Guerrero
Willem Dafoe ... Dick McMahon
Edi Gathegi ... Jones
Mel Rodriguez ... Barry Sedlow
Onata Aprile ... Cat McMahon
Toby Jones ... Paul Schuster
Carlos Leal ... Max Epperson aka Bob Weir
Ben Chase ... Max Berquist
Julian Gamble ... Secretary George Shultz
Robert Sedgwick ... Stuart James (as Rob Sedgwick)
Bill Kelly ... General Gus Sharp (as Billy Kelly)
David Vadim ... Buck Pearson
César Galindez César Galindez ... Red Truck Driver (as Cesar Galindez)
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A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

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Rated R for language, some violence, disturbing images and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There is a character named Bob Weir, which is a person in real life. He was a founding member of the very famous band "The Grateful Dead". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elena McMahon: Some real things have happened lately. First, I wanted to know who. Who chose money over life? Steel and lead over blood and spirit? Who was it overlooked... the living? Who let distance and basic difference decide whose man was left behind bleeding out, and whose men medevac'd to safety? Who the war pig? Who the profiteer? Who the cold heart? The vapid soul?
Elena McMahon: And second... Second, I wanted to know why.
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The teletype tape snippets in the closing credits spell out the person's name. See more »

Soundtracks

Good Golly Miss Molly
Written by John Marascalco and Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as Robert Blackwell)
Performed by Little Richard
Courtesy of Concord
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Silver lining!
25 February 2020 | by rjpack-03288See all my reviews

I just created an account specifically for this review. That's how bad, pointless, and confusing this movie was. I felt something in my soul that said I had to let the world know.

Plot: Bad/Pointless Continuity: None Doesn't tie everything in at any point Feeling: Am I dumb, did I miss something, or is this movie actually this bad?

This film has prompted several questions Who OK'd this film to be released? Will I ever forgive myself for wasting 2 hours of my life?

While the answer to the first question is obviously "an idiot", the answer to the second question is actually "yes!".

There's a silver lining. In wasting my time watching this film, I managed to come across film reviews and ratings of this movie afterwards. I got so much joy and laughter (which I did not receive from watching the movie) out of reading how bad the movie was that I actually am happy I watched it. For every second of misery I endured watching the movie, there was a moment of happiness reading a review of an equally disgusted viewer. The ONLY reason to watch the movie is to laugh at the reviews after!


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Release Date:

21 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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