Last Days Poster

Release Date: July 22nd, 2005

DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2005

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
In this film inspired by deceased Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, brilliant-but-tortured musician Blake (Michael Pitt) becomes overwhelmed by the demands made on him by his fame and so retreats to a large mansion in the woods. Blake longs to be free of his friends' constant demands for money, their attempts to cash in on his success, and from the taxing expectations of the music business. As his depression worsens, Blake unwisely seeks an answer to his dilemma in solitude.

Cast: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, Scott Patrick Green, Nicole Vicius, Ricky Jay, Ryan Orion, Harmony Korine

Director: Gus Van Sant

Genres: Drama

Production Co: HBO Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • While Last Days succeeds as a nature documentary, Van Sant fails to penetrate human nature. The result is a portrait without a face. show more

  • Mr. Van Sant and his star, Michael Pitt, together with the cinematographer Harris Savides, set out to do a somber, rigorously distanced study of a man drained of all resources, and slowly though inexorably approaching his end. That they have done exactly what they meant to do is notable.

  • Yet music, the one thing that might have given the film some kick, is de-emphasized, with only two songs sneaking into the picture. show more

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