Last Chance Harvey details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins, Kathy Baker, Liane Balaban, James Brolin, Richard Schiff|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
Last Chance Harvey
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Nov 2009|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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London RomCom with a differenceBy maytrees (5 reviews) from London , 06 Jun 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]Last Chance Harvey was a treat to watch. Filmed in London by Director Joel Hopkins
when he lived in USA at a time when he felt homesick for his home city, meant that the scenes he shot did not depict the typical tourist view of Town. Somerset House fountains at dawn when the road sweeper was doing a round, buskers in the
book mart on the South Bank and through a window of the National Theatre, to name but a few. And we learned about the home sickness part from Joel Hopkins himself. Thecinema had arranged for the film's Director to be introduced by a film critic to give a small talk at the end of the show and to answer questions from the audience. He spoke about writing the script, trying to get it accepted, working with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson and the interplay between playright (also Joel Hopkins) and famous actors in script wrting and editing. He mentioned his wish next time to direct a film that someone else had written.
One girl in the audience who like us, very much enjoyed the film, asked Joel Hopkins how he had managed to depict in such accurate fashion, the relationship between a single woman of a certain age (Emma Thompson) and her mother (Eileen Atkins). This elicited comment from Mr Hopkins that he got on well with his own mother - there was laughter from the circle seats and it then transpired that his mum and other family members were present - and that he was self evidently not a single girl.
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Enjoyed thisBy a customer , 01 Oct 2013This is a treat to watch taking you through a range of emotions. Dustin and Emma are both superb and make you laugh out loud and want to cry in equal proportions
A nice evening's entertainmentBy a customer , 22 Aug 2013A very nice evening's entertainment and well acted. It is light with a few amusing bits perhaps something for those who like to see masters of the craft in action.
lovely filmBy SallyH (7 reviews) , 18 Jun 2013Lovely easy watching film, brought a few tears, as well as belly laughs, what more could you ask for ?
Great movie, great treatBy a customer , 04 Jun 2013Last Chance Harvey is a great movie. It was a pleasant surprise to see that the match Hoffman-Thompson truly works...even in a strange and awkward way. Hoffman does a fantastic work, he reminded me of the amazing actor he was in his debut in The Graduate; Thompson cannot disappoint you as age only improves her already abundant histrionic skills. In an age of plastic surgery and fake beauty, it's warm and refreshing to see actors with wrinkles and middle-age bodies, they look radiant in a way that it's not longer easy to find in films! This movie is a great treat, an uplifting romantic comedy that works like a miracle.
Worth taking a chanceBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 27 Mar 2013Pleasant tasteful graceful authentic and mature story of estranged father (Dustin Hoffman) meets Emily Thompson and takes to daughters wedding. Very credible and well acted. Touching