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Last Orders

R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Fred Schepisi's thoughtful ensemble drama looks back on the life of Jack (Michael Caine), an amiable London butcher who leaves behind his devoted wife, Amy (Helen Mirren), and a group of loyal pub-dwelling buddies when he dies. Charged with bringing his ashes to the sea, Ray (Bob Hoskins), Lenny (David Hemmings) and Vic (Tom Courtenay) make their way to the ocean with Jack's foster son, Vince (Ray Winstone), fondly remembering their old friend along the way.

Cast: Michael Caine , Bob Hoskins , Tom Courtenay , David Hemmings , Ray Winstone , Helen Mirren , JJ Feild , Anatol Yusef

Director: Fred Schepisi

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Last Orders (2001)

Release Date: February 15th, 2002|1 hr. 49 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • A funny and touching film that is gorgeously acted by a British cast to rival Gosford Park's. show more

  • The actors do their best, particularly the impeccable Mirren, but Schepisi draws a shroud of chaste dullness over their scenes and lays on an energy- sapping score. show more

  • If truth be told, the film is less than the sum of its parts; the main problem is the fragmented narrative structure, a legacy of the literary source. Still, it's a joy to see men and women with dense life stories played by powerful actors with long and distinguished careers. show more

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