Last Chance Harvey

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  • PG-13
Academy Awardr winners Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) and Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) reunite in Last Chance Harvey, a hopeful romance that celebrates new beginnings-at any age. The film is directed and written by Joel Hopkins (Jump Tomorrow). New... read more
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Academy Awardr winners Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) and Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) reunite in Last Chance Harvey, a hopeful romance that celebrates new beginnings-at any age. The film is directed and written by Joel Hopkins (Jump Tomorrow). New Yorker Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman) is on the verge of losing his dead-end job as a jingle writer. Warned by his boss (Richard Schiff) that he has just one more chance to deliver, Harvey goes to London for a weekend to attend his daughter's (Liane Balaban) wedding but promises to be back on Monday morning to make an important meeting or else. Harvey arrives in London only to learn his daughter has chosen to have her stepfather (James Brolin) walk her down the aisle instead of him. Doing his best to hide his devastation, he leaves the wedding before the reception in hopes of getting to the airport on time, but misses his plane anyway. When he calls his boss to explain, he is fired on the spot. Drowning his sorrows at the airport bar, Harvey strikes up a conversation with Kate (Emma Thompson), a slightly prickly, 40-something employee of the Office of National Statistics. Kate, whose life is limited to work, the occasional humiliating blind date and endless phone calls from her smothering mother (Eileen Atkins), is touched by Harvey, who finds himself energized by her intelligence and compassion. The growing connection between the pair inspires both as they unexpectedly transform one another's lives.

Original Release

12/25/2008

US Release

12/25/2008

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Cast

Dustin Hoffman Harvey Shine
James Brolin Brian
Emma Thompson Kate Walker
Kathy Baker Jean
Eileen Atkins Maggie / Maggie Walker
Liane Balaban Susan / Susan Shine Wright
Daniel Lapaine Scott / Scott Wright
Richard Schiff Marvin
Wendy Mae Brown Aggie
Bronagh Gallagher Oonagh
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Directors

Joel Hopkins

Writers

Joel Hopkins

Cast

Dustin Hoffman Harvey Shine
James Brolin Brian
Emma Thompson Kate Walker
Kathy Baker Jean
Eileen Atkins Maggie / Maggie Walker
Liane Balaban Susan / Susan Shine Wright
Daniel Lapaine Scott / Scott Wright
Richard Schiff Marvin
Wendy Mae Brown Aggie
Bronagh Gallagher Oonagh
Jeremy Sheffield Matt
Patrick Baladi Simon
Adam James Josh Hillman
Michael Landes Peter Turner
Jamie Sives Doctor Butler
Angela Griffin Melissa
Charlotte Lucas Gwen
Gaia Wise Girl at Wedding
Imogen Byron Niece at Wedding
Ginny Holder Nurse

Producers

Jawal Nga Executive Producer
Robert Kessel Executive Producer
Tim Perell Producer
Nicola Usborne Producer
Guy Tannahill Producer

Editors

Robin Sales

2009Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2009Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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