The Last Word

The Last Word
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 48min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mark Pellington
  • Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, AnnJewel Lee Dixon
  • UK release: 7 July 2017

Control freak businesswoman Harriet Lauler (MacLaine) is concerned about her legacy, so demands that young journalist Anne (Seyfried) write her obituary in advance. Entirely predictable on every level, yet MacLaine’s energy, commitment and sheer star power makes you care about Harriet and give the film the benefit of the doubt.

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The Last Word

28 Jun 20173 stars

EIFF 2017: Shirley MacLaine rises above the schmaltz in this shamelessly uplifting dramedy

Shirley MacLaine seems to have been playing crusty curmudgeons with hearts of gold for the best part of three decades. The Last Word is no exception and finds her in haughty grand dame mode as Harriet Lauler, an affluent control freak businesswoman with…

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