Last Love
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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: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"has a bitter sweet quality that will appeal to an older demographic whose empathy with the themes will overcome the glitches"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Dreary and depressing, it's so downmeat that even the considerable talents of Michael Caine cannot enliven the viewing."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"A clunky, banal and over-expository screenplay saved by the well-nuanced, heartfelt performance of Michael Caine, one of the greatest actors of our time."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
""Last Love" starts out promising enough, but alas, it doesn't last."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"You don't want a sequel to this one."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"It's the labouring nature and tone of the story that eventually wore me down in this tale about grief, love and loss, despite a wonderful cast headed by Michael Caine"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"A story told too often highlights three great young actors, an emerging director and features a humorous and workmanlike performance by the master, Michael Caine, himself."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, It's Just Movies
"This is a glacially paced movie, filled with sickly picture postcard imagery that seems designed to put you to sleep."
‑ Dan Callahan,
"This dull, dawdling film, adapted from Françoise Dorner's novel "La Douceur Assassine," eventually succumbs to sentimentality."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Though there are some small, beautiful moments in Nettelbeck's drama, Last Love as a whole feels like it's been dosed with Xanax."
‑ Jenna Scherer, Time Out New York
"Last Love ambles into a finale that tries to resonate with something resembling tragic beauty, but never earns that right."
‑ Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
"Last Love doesn't have all that much story behind it, but a couple outstanding performances are enough to make it quite an enjoyable film."
‑ Alexander Lowe, We Got This Covered
"Conventional drama about an ex-pat retired American professor mourning his beloved wife's passing benefits from always watchable star Michael Caine. But widespread web availability and familiar treatment of material...will spell mild box office."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
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