The Last Word Poster

Release Date: March 3rd, 2017

DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2017

R|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Harriet Lauler (Shirley MacLaine), a once-successful businesswoman, works with young local writer Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried) to pen her life story. When the initial result doesn't meet Lauler's high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she'll be remembered, dragging Anne along as an unwilling accomplice. As their journey unfolds, the two women develop a strong bond which not only alters Harriet's legacy but also Anne's future.

Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall, Gedde Watanabe, Tom Everett Scott, Joel Murray, Yvette Freeman

Director: Mark Pellington

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Myriad Pictures, Parkside Pictures

Distributors: Bleecker Street Media

Keywords: Small town, Love, Inspiring, Car, Friendship, Death, House, Office, Emotional, Pursuit

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  • Offering predictably heartfelt messages about seizing the day, The Last Word can be very sweet and funny, but its lightness starts to feel cloying rather than ebullient. show more

  • If you must make another entirely predictable comedy about an unapologetic old white curmudgeon who steamrolls all opposition, you can't do better than draft the redoubtable Shirley MacLaine to keep audiences in her barbed corner while we wait for her inevitable bittersweet humanization. show more

  • If nothing else, The Last Word demonstrates that Shirley MacLaine still has the comic chops and screen presence that have made her a Hollywood legend. show more

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