Last Chance Harvey

Last Chance Harvey

Last Chance Harvey

Baby boomer romance with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson. Hoffman plays New York jingle writer Harvey (Hoffman), who upon arriving in London for his daughter's wedding is informed she wants her step-father to give her away. Royally hacked off and trying to hide his dissapointment, Harvey skips the reception heading straight to the airport. But he misses his plane anyway. When he calls his boss to explain he won't be back at work on Monday, he's fired on the spot. While drowning his sorrows in the Heathrow bar, he meets Kate (Emma Thompson), an airport worker with a few problems of her own. Both their lives are changed as a new relationship blooms amid some of London’s most scenic locales. 

2008Rating: PG, contains coarse language92 minsUK, USA
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Last Chance Harvey

A wonderful film about the pain, struggle and helplessness of human relationships, with brilliantly sympathetic performances from Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

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Stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson (reunited after 2006's "Stranger Than Fiction") are so disarmingly charming that even the most treacly moments work an emotional magic.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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There’s something irresistible about watching two people fall in love, even in contrived, sniffle- and sometimes gag-inducing films like Last Chance Harvey.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Last Chance Harvey is a tremendously appealing love story surrounded by a movie not worthy of it.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Two great actors turn a sentimental script into irresistible entertainment.

4.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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Writer/director Joel Hopkins seems lost in a limbo between attempting a film of true intimacy, and the grandstanding of his English romcom stablemates like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually.

2.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Small and surprisingly hopeful film, with beautifully attenuated performances by Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Imagine Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty" saddled with more sentimentality and sprinkled with a few more laughs and you pretty much have Last Chance Harvey.

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Variety

Variety

press

Stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson (reunited after 2006's "Stranger Than Fiction") are so disarmingly charming that even the most treacly moments work an emotional magic.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There’s something irresistible about watching two people fall in love, even in contrived, sniffle- and sometimes gag-inducing films like Last Chance Harvey.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Last Chance Harvey is a tremendously appealing love story surrounded by a movie not worthy of it.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Two great actors turn a sentimental script into irresistible entertainment.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Writer/director Joel Hopkins seems lost in a limbo between attempting a film of true intimacy, and the grandstanding of his English romcom stablemates like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Small and surprisingly hopeful film, with beautifully attenuated performances by Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Imagine Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty" saddled with more sentimentality and sprinkled with a few more laughs and you pretty much have Last Chance Harvey.

0

Last Chance Harvey

A wonderful film about the pain, struggle and helplessness of human relationships, with brilliantly sympathetic performances from Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.

4.0
0