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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.

Director:

Dee Rees

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Ben Affleck replaced Nicolas Cage. 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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Crazy Credits

The teletype tape snippets in the closing credits spell out the person's name. See more »

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Black Man Come Out to Party
Writtene by Leroy Calliste
Performed by Pan in Motion
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The cast couldn't carry this mess
22 February 2020 | by allyn-robert22See all my reviews

My god was this horrible. The plot never materialized and, while the cast of all stars was great to see, it lack direction. Something I never thought I would see with the talent and director.

Most movies have some underlying moral or idea that they are trying to get across but even that was missing (which is something I rather like but in this instance I thought that maybe it would be what made the whole thing come together.)

Bottom line, just don't waste your time. If you do you only have yourself to blame... You've been warned


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USA

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Release Date:

21 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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