Friday, May 29, 2009

Last Chance Harvey

Movie: Last Chance Harvey
Like/Don't Like: Like. Despite the awkward moments.

You can't go wrong with a movie with Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman. A movie, which was, according to the special features, specifically written for them to star in. They had such a good time working together on Stranger than Fiction that Emma Thompson practically commissioned someone to write them a movie. You would do it, right? If Emma Thompson asked. Because she just seems like a lovely person and you're sure you would be fast friends.

Dustin Hoffman plays an unhappy musician who does commercial jingles for a living. He's in London for his daughter's wedding and he meets Emma Thompson and starts up a friendship. That's pretty much it. But I liked the simplicity of it. It had a very authentic feel. Especially in the awkward moments. I hate awkward moments in movies. They make me want to hit the fast-forward button. And this movie had a few of them. But they were very real moments that usually happen to people and that somehow made them more bearable. Definitely more believable.


Jenny said...

I so want to see this movie. How can you lose with those two in a movie? Plus, Stranger Than Fiction is one of my favorites, despite having Maggie Gyllenhaal. She's so weird-looking.

Rach said...

I want to see this one too. I see it at the store, then think, That's what it's called! Then I go home and forget what it's called and can't add it to netflix. Now I will, because I also really enjoyed Stranger Than Fiction. Especially Emma Thompson in it. And I agree that Maggie Gyllenhaal is weird-looking.