Friday, May 8, 2009

Last Chance Harvey

Yesterday afternoon, I watched Last Chance Harvey:

Dustin Hoffman stars in this romantic dramedy as Harvey Shine, a divorced and struggling jingle writer who begrudgingly travels to London to attend his daughter's wedding, only to discover he is not exactly welcome at the ceremony. Harvey fields numerous work phone calls, misses his return flight, and finds himself fired. While seeking refuge in the airport bar, Harvey meets a lonely statistician named Kate (Emma Thompson) and soon finds himself happily thrust into an unexpected romance. Hoffman and Thompson both picked up Golden Globe nominations for their roles.

I enjoyed this movie. It's predictable and the plot is familiar, but the lead actors are terrific. Even though Harvey seems at first very unlikeable, the movie ends up being very sweet and charming and leaves you rooting for Harvey & Kate to find each other & happiness. I found myself smiling at the end.

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