4:44 Last Day on Earth Poster

Release Date: March 23rd, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 17th, 2012

R|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Two lovers (Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh) immerse themselves in sex, art and other activities after word breaks that the world will end by the next morning.

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, Natasha Lyonne, Paul Hipp, Anita Pallenberg, Dierdra McDowell, Paz de la Huerta, Triana Jackson

Director: Abel Ferrara

Genres: Science fiction, Drama, Fantasy

Distributors: IFC Films

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  • The picture is also weirdly compelling, maybe most notably for the way Dafoe's character - who is, in this respect, perhaps a stand-in for the Bronx-born Ferrara - seems to be grappling less with the idea that the world is ending than that the city is ending. show more

  • In his 4:44 Last Day on Earth, the auteur imagines the apocalypse from an aging NYC hipster's perspective, hitting melancholy notes that may ring true for a small segment of the art-house audience but, without the compelling presence of Willem Dafoe, would have little hope at the box office. show more

  • Best of all is the half-surreal, half-touching scene of the couple ordering Chinese delivery - needless to say, the tip is sizable - and inviting the courier to Skype his family one last time and share in a moment of common humanity. show more

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