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Two-time Oscar (R)-winner Michael Caine stars with Clémence Poésy, Justin Kirk and Gillian Anderson in this richly nuanced, emotion-charged story of lost souls, new-found hope and Last Love. Matthew Morgan (Caine) is a widowed, world-weary professor living in Paris. The cynical Matthew sees no meaningful future for himself - until he meets Pauline (Poésy), a free-spirited young dance instructor. The unlikely bond they form ultimately leads them to rediscover the joy that only family and true friendship can offer. (c) RJ

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This sentimental Michael Caine drama is so dull that doctors could prescribe it to treat insomnia."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"This dull, dawdling film, adapted from Françoise Dorner's novel "La Douceur Assassine," eventually succumbs to sentimentality."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Caine's brave attempt to speak pigeon French with an American accent produces some unintentionally comedic moments. Every time he says 'Merci', for example, you'll think he's spotted a horse. As in "mare, see!""
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"The great Michael Caine brings a touching vulnerability to Mr Morgan's Last Love, a maudlin melodrama set in a pretty-looking Paris."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"It soon becomes clear that the chances of Caine and Poésy's characters' lop-sided relationship germinating into something interesting are vanishingly slim."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"This somber work about the worthiness of living has little life in it."
‑ Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times
"Not much happens in Sandra Nettelbeck's intimate family drama, but its well-drawn connections between lonely souls make an impact nonetheless."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Sir Michael Caine is London personified, a British movie icon with one of the most distinctive voices in cinema. So why on earth would you mis-cast him as an American in Paris with a totally implausible accent?"
‑ Brian Henry Martin, UTV
"Caine's heart-rending flourish aside, this often mawkish drama struggles to make a point."
‑ James Luxford, Radio Times
"Ultimately something of a disappointment thanks to a frustrating script that lacks focus and isn't sure which story to tell."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
""Last Love" starts out promising enough, but alas, it doesn't last."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Nettelbeck ... strives to make Last Love a genuinely complex drama rooted in recognizable human behavior, and fails utterly in that effort."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"A melancholic cross between Venus and Goodbye, Mr Chips, which could have been more enticingly entitled Venus and Chips."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"The film is a little too soft-centred to do justice to its own themes of bereavement, jealousy and family breakdown."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Complex emotions and a gentle exploration of interpersonal connections make this Paris-set drama worth a look, especially since it's so nicely played by the eclectic cast."
‑ Rich Cline,
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