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Last Chance Harvey [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Dustin Hoffman , Emma Thompson , Joel Hopkins    DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, Eileen Atkins, Liane Balaban
  • Directors: Joel Hopkins
  • Writers: Joel Hopkins
  • Producers: Guy Tannahill, Jawal Nga, Nicola Usborne, Robert Kessel, Tim Perell
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: 5 May 2009
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015OKWKS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,915 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Hoffman/Thompson ~ Last Chance Harvey


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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moving Romantic Drama with a hint of Comedy 17 Nov 2009
By Mitun
Format:DVD
'Last Chance Harvey' is a romantic drama that received a positive response from both the critics and the audience on its release.

The movie tells the story of two lonely people, Harvey (Dustin Hoffman) who travels from the USA to London for his daughters wedding and Kate (Emma Thompson) who is looking for love.

The movie starts off in an emotional manner and ends on a feel-good note. The movie also contains a pinch of light-hearted comedy, which perfectly lifts up the mood. It's simply a clean and subtle movie.

Dustin Hoffman is clearly the show-stealer, producing a charming, mature performance and also being humorous at the same time. The way Hoffman expresses his emotions via his eyes in a few scenes is SUPERB. Emma Thompson enacts her role with natural ease and elegance. The brilliant chemistry between Hoffman and Thompson is the highlight of the movie.

The direction provided by Joel Hopkins is impressive as he extracts excellent performances from the lead actors.

The background music score, which is provided by Dickon Hinchliffe is also worth an applause as it is soothing and perfectly compliments the story.

The movie would have turned out to be an average fare if it was not for Hoffman and Thompson.

'Last Chance Harvey' is a delightful and competent movie, which deserves a watch.

Nice flick.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two wonderful actors with real spark. 5 Aug 2009
Format:DVD
Warning - don't watch this film if you like 'all-action' movies as it certainly is not one of them; don't watch this films if you like your romances full of sex and glamour as there is none of that either; and don't watch this film if you don't feel empathy for others and don't like films about feelings. There is plenty going on but you need a brain (and a soul) to see it.

For once we have two actors who, despite their ability to portray the glamour of Hollywood, can nevertheless realistically play everyday people with doubts, fears and problems. The film shows that there is some sort of transformation for all of us and for these two how they have to shed the baggage of their pasts to face a better future.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle comedy with moving moments 19 Dec 2009
Format:DVD
Dustin Hoffman displays a gentle humour throughout but then delivers a quite moving speech at his daughter's wedding and you want to cheer when he finally tells his boss he's quitting for good. Emma Thompson plays the reluctant partner to perfection, getting gradually caught up in his persistent charm. Not a 'great' film, but one which will get many replays in our house.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful old-fashioned story. 18 Jun 2009
Format:DVD
A charming film with no sex, bad language or car chases! It owes much to the excellent acting of the two stars. Over the course of the film you come to see that the main characters, two no-hopers with a significant age gap, should be together. This is sweet, thoroughly enjoyable and makes a nice change. Despite having several American characters (principally Hoffman's), this feels very British.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's been done before, but never so good!! 20 Sep 2009
By Bart
Format:DVD
The plot of 'Last Chance Harvey' is thirteen to the dozen. Older, desillusioned man, divorced, estranged from his spouse and out of a job, meets single woman, independent in every field and in denial of dire need of affection. Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman succeed in taking this well worn concept to new heights. Set against London in autumn as background Harvey Shine (Hoffman) incidentally bumps into Kate Walker(Thompson) without really noticing her. They bump into each other again and they both remember the initial bump. From this point on the relationship blossoms with two steps forward and one step back, resulting in Kate and Harvey walking off, through autumn leaves, along the Thames, to pastures new. Powerful chemistry between the two leads make for top class entertainment. I enjoyed this cimematic artefact stretched out on the settee, with a bottle of bubbly at hand. Please note Kate's mother and her imaginary dangerous Polish neighbour. Eileen Atkins portrays mum superbly. Cherry on the cake.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good tale 21 Nov 2010
Format:DVD
I was sat at home one wet sunday afternoon and came across this film on Sky Movies. This has a lot in common with One Fine Day ... in that it sounds like its going to be corny and formulaic. However, it kind of creeps up on you and is very watchable.

I ended up really enjoying it and in particular Dustin Hoffman plays an understated but highly believable part as Harvey Shine, an American musician who writes music for films and Tv ads. Having seen his career slowly decline since his divorce and subsequent relationship with alcohol, he is eventually chopped from an important account and told to take an extended break when he travels to London for his daughters wedding, where more disappointing news greets him. Just when he feels like he has hit rock bottom and an afternoon with a whiskey bottle looks inevitable, he has a chance meeting in an airport bar with Emma Thompson. And so begins a wistful little tale of a man re-discovering his spark and enjoyment for the smaller things in life. There is just a great acting chemistry between Hoffman and Thompson and I found this to be a pleasant film that didn't require a great deal of concentration but at the same time, I didn't want to turn it off because I just wanted to find out how things worked out in the end for Harvey.

I guarantee you will pay good money to watch a lot of mega-hyped films and they won't make as good viewing as this film. For the guys ...if you have to stay in with the other half and watch a "chick flick" ... offer this up as an option. Give it a try.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great acting and lovely London
My husband likes this film more than me, it is a lovely story but didn't do it for me, great acting and lovely London scenes
Published 21 days ago by J. Staniford
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Yes i enjoyed watching last Chance Harvey.A nice family DVD.
Published 22 days ago by Patricia Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lovely heart warming and funny film, has the feel good factor.
Published 22 days ago by starfish
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Chance - First Chance
Dustin Hoffman burst onto the cinema screen in 1967as Ben the lead in 'the Graduate' He was thirty years old playing a twenty year old. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S.M. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my kind of film
love this film, Emma Thompson & Dustin Hoffman, great stars of the film, well worth watching, sad & happy all at the same time
Published 1 month ago by Nan
2.0 out of 5 stars Lame, wafer thin and pretty terrible
Having read so many positive reviews for this, I was surprised and disappointed to find myself cringing for the first 30 minutes of this film. Read more
Published 1 month ago by CLA
3.0 out of 5 stars One for a rainy afternoon...
The names drew me in. Hoffman is an undoubted 'great', and I've loved almost everything I've seen Thompson in, too. Read more
Published 1 month ago by LioninWinter
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend highly
Just seen this lovely film on BBC1 (6 July 2014) and it was just perfect. No idea how I missed it at the cinema. Read more
Published 1 month ago by K. Boakes
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet film
Just seen this on BBC2,they have saved me the price of a DVD again ! The one thing that stops me giving 5 stars is Dustin Hoffman's performance He is a fine actor and usually I... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ali H
1.0 out of 5 stars Patently Pathetic...
Wooden acting, cheesy dialogue, terrible continuity,..extras staring at the camera... largely divisive script... Notting Hill it ain't...other than that...
Published 1 month ago by Monk
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