The Last Thing He Wanted

  • 2020
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Dee Rees
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway, Rosie Perez

Elena (Hathaway) is a hard-bitten journalist who discovers that her seriously ill father (Dafoe) has gun-running connections, and agrees to execute his ‘one last job’. Director Rees’ follow-up to the powerful Mudbound is a woefully incoherent thriller with no thrills, and for all that Hathaway throws herself into her unglamorous role, the story threads don’t connect and the finale is laughable.

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The Last Thing He Wanted

17 Feb 20201 star

A deglamorised Anne Hathaway and a stiff Ben Affleck star in Dee Rees's incomprehensible 'thriller'

Director Dee Rees's follow-up to the powerful, Oscar-nominated Mudbound is an 80s-set adaptation of the Joan Didion novel, starring Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck. Unfortunately, the film – a Netflix Original – is a major disappointment, a woefully…

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