Last Chance Harvey
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Last Chance Harvey
New Yorker Harvey Shine is on the verge of losing his dead-end job as a jingle writer. Warned by his boss that he has just one more chance to deliver, Harvey goes to London for a weekend to attend his daughter's wedding but promises to be back on Monday morning to make an important meeting--or else. Harvey arrives in London only to learn his daughter has chosen to have her stepfather walk her down the aisle instead of him. Doing his best to hide his devastation, he leaves the wedding before the reception in hopes of getting to the airport on time, but misses his plane anyway. When he calls… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Nimble dialogue, a brace of insightful moments and a slightly chocolate-box view of our city, lend 'Last Chance Harvey' a warmth and wisdom which outshine the more timeworn elements of the screenplay."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"Sure, it's predictable at times, and maybe even a little sappy, but overall it's a sweet movie about genuine human emotion."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"To fully appreciate it, you need to be on playing-field level with Harvey and Kate. You need some miles on the love odometer."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"They don't often make romances like this, so tell your mum - or granny!"
‑ Charles Gant, Heat Magazine
"Undemanding, observant and beautifully performed, this is Richard Curtis-lite with added reassurance: no challenging questions here."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
"All this gloomy masochism is made palatable because of the performers. And yet we must ask: Is this any way to show off two of our finest actors?"
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Watching Hoffman and Thompson tentatively discover each other is joyously tender."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Decently avted by Hoffman and Thompson, this is a middlebrow, TV-like melodrama that goes out of its way to show the possibility of new romances and new beginnings at any age."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A delightful confection that leaves you with a great big smile of contentment."
‑ Caroline Jowett, Daily Express
"Hoffman and Thompson prove you can never be too old to make memories and their romance is certainly one to remember."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Film4
"These two actors are so strong that in the end we are left with a sweet and a tender movie."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"What's in it for Emma? And the answer is ... not much."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Acaba conquistando graças à doçura de sua história e, principalmente, em função do carisma e do talento de seus sempre admiráveis protagonistas."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The problem lies in a sloppy screenplay and direction that's too slick to be credible. Added to that, while Thompson often makes acting look natural, Hoffman these days makes natural look like acting."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Watching them dance effortlessly through this film is a reminder that two actors at the absolute top of their game can weave magic even in a slightly predictable example of a wholly formulaic genre."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
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