The Last Station

R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
In 1910, famed novelist Leo Tolstoy (Christopher Plummer) and his wife Sofya (Helen Mirren) vehemently disagree over the rights to Tolstoy's literary legacy. Sofya believes her husband should bequeath them to her upon his death, while Tolstoy's chief disciple, Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), has nearly convinced the writer to sign the rights over to the Russian people. To this end, Chertkov inserts a spy into Tolstoy's household, who promptly falls for one of the novelist's daughters.

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Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Last Station (2009)

Release Date: January 15th, 2010|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • The film itself, energetically directed and written by Michael Hoffman, can't always rise to the level of its two dynamo stars. show more

  • The entire film is a seduction, one that draws us into a vanished world where Count Leo Tolstoy and his wife of 48 years, Countess Sofya, come to joyous, tempestuous life in a matched pair of magnificent performances by Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren. show more

  • Set exactly a century ago, The Last Station is a droll tragicomedy starring those battling Tolstoys, whose family is unhappy in its own way. show more

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  • June 28, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Excellent production, directing, acting, etc., wasted on a mundane story. The elderly Tolstoy is caught up with liberalism (unrealistic idealism) of passive resistance, eliminating property rights (the cornerstone of capitalism), and Marxist redistribution of wealth. His wife wants royalties from his works to go to his heirs while Tolstoy wants to give up his copyrighted ownership to the people and deny his heirs, which he does behind her back. That's it. She gets some revenge as revealed in a note at the end of the movie. No redeeming virtues to this wasted effort..

  • March 20, 2010 ortmannrr
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    I like both Helen Miren and Christopher Plummer. The whole movie was the two of them as a bickering couple. It doesn't matter that one of them is famous, it could have been anyone. Well acted but recommend passing this by.

  • March 02, 2010 music doc derr
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    Great Movie!! Terrific acting -- my wife and I both loved it!

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