Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Last Chance Harvey

A sweet middle-aged love story. This reminded me a little of the movies Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, only the characters are older and kind of sad but oh so charming and deserving of love. I love Emma Thompson and all her little acting nuances. She's just great. Dustin Hoffman is so pathetic in this movie which makes him more likable in an odd way, and I was rooting for him to come out on top. I love how he's shorter than Emma, it's cute.

I like that this whole movie takes place over the span of a short weekend in London, and it's mostly realistic. It's just so sweet. I don't know that I would watch this again. It's kind of depressing even though it ends on a high note. It's not the regular romantic comedy with all the hoopla and the jokes and the attractive young couples that we're used to seeing, but it's definitely more than worthy of sitting on the shelf beside or even above those predictable flicks.

1 comment:

HD said...

This movie was really sweet. I liked the story and the way the two main characters got to know eachother so quickly. I think they did a good job of making them close, but not too close where it was fake. Nice movie about two people who are going through a bad streak and help eachother out.