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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.

 


 

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Last Chance Harvey (2008)

PG-13 92 min - Drama, Comedy, Romance - 25 December 2008
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In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine, misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate, a British government worker stuck in an endless cycle of work, phone calls from her mother, and blind dates. A connection forms between the unhappy pair, who soon find themselves falling in love.

Director:  Joel Hopkins
Stars:  Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins, Kathy Baker, Liane Balaban, Daniel Lapaine, James Brolin, Richard Schiff, Wendy Mae Brown, Bronagh Gallagher, Jeremy Sheffield, Patrick Baladi, Adam James, Michael Landes, Jamie Sives, Angela Griffin, Charlotte Lucas, Gaia Wise, Imogen Byron, Ginny Holder, Mickey Sumner, Tolula Adeyemi, Jemma Bolt

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In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine, misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate, a British government worker stuck in an endless cycle of work, phone calls from her mother, and blind dates. A connection forms between the unhappy pair, who soon find themselves falling in love.


Tagline: When it comes to love, is it ever too late to take a chance?

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance

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Country:   United Kingdom,   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  25 December 2008

Box Office

Revenue:  $14,879,423

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Process Productions, Overture Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 32 min
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