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on 10 July 2015
Love this film. Great acting all round and a simple love story makes this hugely enjoyable. Seen it twice and will definitely watch again. So good to watch a film without sex, bad language and violence. I am not a prude, but good films don't need to be vulgarized to succeed. Some of the best sitcoms (usually American - Frasier for example) prove some of the best viewing can be made without all the crudity that is increasingly used these days. It adds nothing.
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on 20 March 2017
great film with good ending. the sort of film to sit back and chill out to on a sunday afternoon. great acting by dustin and emma. no violence or bad language!( makes a pleasant change!).
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on 31 March 2017
A lovely sensitive film!
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on 31 July 2017
All as described and delivered within the time frame. A very enjoyable and intelligent film.
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on 5 June 2017
Love it
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on 6 June 2009
Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman both give a master class in acting in Last Chance Harvey. As the ages of the characters are never given I don't think the differences in the actors ages much matter.
Both people are single life is bad and they meet again and strike up a conversation, have lunch together and spend the day walking around London and a friendship blossoms. Its a light ROM/com about muddled people perhaps finding love in their middle aged life. And it leaves you wishing there had been more.
What better ending could you wish for in that the audience is left wishing for more?
Last Chance Harvey deserves a larger audience.
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on 17 November 2009
'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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Some might find much of this a little slow early on, however if you stick with it you will find many of life's reality's that will be recognised by many.
'Harvey' ( one of Hollywood's great actors 'Dustin Hoffman ) fly's from the U.S. to 'London' to see his daughter married, when reaching the hotel he'd been booked into, he find himself on his own there, he'd thought the wedding guests including his daughter would be staying at the same hotel prior to the wedding.
This really sets the stage for his initial face-up to reality moment, at the pre-wedding gathering when coming face to face with his ex, her partner and a room full of strangers. disappointment becomes the order of the pre-wedding evening for him.
He leaves the wedding early the next day to catch a flight home after missing this, by chance, in a 'London' bar he see's a familiar face, it was the woman who he'd earlier brushed aside at the airport when asked for a minute or two to answer a questionnaire.
After an awkward few moments along with some humble apologies, 'Kate' (Emma Thompson) and 'Harvey' find common ground to continue conversation.
This meeting sets you up with a rough guide to the plot of the film.
It's a pleasant watch, with a pretty decent story-line flow.
worth at least a watch.
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on 5 August 2009
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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on 18 June 2009
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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