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Last Chance Harvey

Last Chance Harvey
  • 2008
  • US
  • 91 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joel Hopkins
  • Written by: Joel Hopkins
  • Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, James Brolin
  • Website: www.lastchanceharvey.com

A lounge bar meeting between crumpled Harvey Shine (Hoffman), a US businessman arriving at Heathrow on a trip to his daughter's wedding, with lovelorn but mother-dominated Kate Walker (Thompson), triggers some drab rom-com shenanigans that surely only the most out-of-touch could find palatable. This supposed comedy romance raises few laughs and offers a truly bizarre serial-killer subplot, which doesn't fit the feyness of the project. Twee and sanitised stuff.

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Last Chance Harvey

28 May 20092 stars

Dustin Hoffman embodied middle class Jewish 1960s rebellion as soon as he sullenly stepped onto an airport travelator in the opening scene of The Graduate. From the writer-director of 2001’s Jump Tomorrow, Joel Hopkins’ resurrection of sorts opens with…

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