Last Chance Harvey
|Dustin Hoffman plays Harvey, an old-school jingle writer who flies to London for his daughter’s wedding, which is being hosted by his ex-wife and her suave new husband, played by the suave James Brolin. Harvey is struggling to hang on to his job and struggling to fit in with the wedding party when his daughter breaks the news that she has chosen her step-father to walk her down the aisle. Devastated, he makes a brief appearance at the wedding, then ducks out to fly home. At the airport, his flight is cancelled, and he’s fired by phone. That’s when he meets the weary airport employee played by Emma Thompson. Two lonely people manage to connect, and find a spark of joy amongst the gloom. It’s an interesting relationship, that grows as they learn about each other, and themselves. A mature romance is refreshing to see at the movies these days.