Just before flying to London for his daughter's wedding, Harvey (Hoffman) is canned from his jingle-writing job in NYC, officially making him a washed-up jazz musician. Adding insult, the ex-wife (Baker) breaks the news that stepdad (Brolin) will be giving away the bride. Meanwhile, Kate (Thompson), an interviewer for a government agency in London, is having a decidedly poor time in the dating world. Of course fate brings the two together in the airport where Harvey is a complete jerk and then later as they end up the only two patrons in a local pub. Harvey attempts an apology and poof, the magic begins. An endearing romance ensues as the two pros lift an otherwise forgettable story.
Last Chance Harvey is one of those simple, gentle movies that doesn't really do anything remarkable but features two performances strong enough to get nearly any audience member over the generic attributes of its screenplay. It’s an old-fashioned crowd pleaser about two lonely but likable people who become a little ...Read More
One of Dustin Hoffman's best movies LeoTs3181983 at 2010-11-13 23:58:18
The combination of Dustin Hoffman as a middle aged American commercial jingle writer and Emma Thompson as a lonely British statistician in her late 40s are what makes Last Chance Harvey the masterpiece it is. DON'T MISS IT!