• Last Chance Harvey (2008)

Last Chance Harvey

Release Date: December 25th, 2008

DVD Release Date: May 5th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman), misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate (Emma Thompson), a British government worker stuck in an endless cycle of work, phone calls from her mother, and blind dates. A connection forms between the unhappy pair, who soon find themselves falling in love.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Liane Balaban, James Brolin, Eileen Atkins, Kathy Baker, Richard Schiff, Jeremy Sheffield

Director: Joel Hopkins

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Process

Distributors: Overture Films

Keywords: Love interest, Daughter, Love, Endearing, Transformation, London, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Imagine Paddy Chayefsky's "Marty" saddled with more sentimentality and sprinkled with a few more laughs and you pretty much have Last Chance Harvey. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A good chance to see two superb actors having their way with wafer-thin material. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Last Chance Harvey is a tremendously appealing love story surrounded by a movie not worthy of it. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy