Last Chance Harvey

Movie information

It's about first loves, last chances, and everything in between. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
Released on:
December 25, 2008 (Thu)  (NY, LA)
January 16, 2009 (wide)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
January 23, 2009
December 26, 2008

Production Companies:
Process Productions
Distributors:
Overture Films

Status: Released

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

Director: Joel Hopkins

Screenwriter: Joel Hopkins

Genre: Drama, Romance
About the film:
New Yorker Harvey Shine is on the verge of losing his dead-end job as a jingle writer. Warned by his boss that he has just one more chance to deliver, Harvey goes to London for a weekend to attend his daughter's 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 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, 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, 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.
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $97,260 (6 theaters) | Domestic Total: $14.89 mil.
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